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Sex trafficking investigation: Two men charged with paying for sex with human trafficking victim

Published in The Bolton News
6th November 2015

TWO men have been charged with paying for sex with a victim of human trafficking.  Ashgar Karwa, aged 60, of St Helens Road, Daubhill, was charged with engaging in exploitative conduct of a kind likely to induce or encourage a prostitute to provide sexual services in the expectation of gain for another person.

Karwa appeared at Bolton Magistrates on October 27, and the case was adjourned.  He is alleged to have have made a payment of £40 for the sexual services of a prostitute.

Donald Edward Andrews, aged 72, of Moorland Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield, faces the same charge.  He is due to appear at Wigan Magistrates court on November 11.

Between January 1 and April 27, the two men are alleged to have paid to have sex with a woman who was a victim of sex trafficking, police said.

The charges relate to the ongoing investigation into the sex trafficking of two women around the North West of England.


Brothel boss ordered to pay back just £25,000 of £400,000 made from sex workers

Published in The Shields Gazette
6th November 2015

Tyne & Wear
A brothel boss who made £400,000 through his illegal enterprise has been ordered to pay back less than £25,000. Paul Roy was in charge of North East Escorts, a prostitution agency with 50 workers on its books who used plush apartments to service clients.

The 44-year-old was jailed for 16 months in March but his case was back at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday for a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The court heard investigators are able seize the only available assets they can prove he has left - which amount to a total of £24,735.

He will face a further 18 months behind bars if he fails to pay the full amount within three months. Some of the cash will be raised from the equity in his house, the court heard.

Roy did not attend the hearing where Judge Deborah Sherwin said: "I certify the value of the benefit obtained by him was £400,000. The available amount is £24,735 and I thereby make a confiscation order in the sum of £24,735." The court heard some cash is already in the hands of the police.

Roy was caged at the same time as co-accused Emily Payne, 39, who was locked up for eight months.


Police in Bangor brothel raid 'found man in his underwear with prostitute'

Published in The Daily Post
6th November 2015

A man was found in his boxer shorts with a prostitute in Bangor when police raided a house being run as a brothel, a court heard. The madam, Thumma Peacock, 54, formerly of Bodedern, Anglesey, pleaded guilty to running a brothel in the city for seven months between January 1 and August 6 this year.

Prosecutor Diane Williams told magistrates at Caernarfon the case had come about as a result of North Wales Police executing a warrant at the house in Bangor on the morning of August 6. She said the officers had information that there had been “sexual activity” at the house and that there had been financial transactions.

She said police, together with an officer from the UK Border Agency, raided the house. Mrs Williams said: “They found a female in a dressing gown and a gentleman in a pair of boxer shorts.”

She said the woman had come to North Wales to stay “for a period of time”. The woman confirmed she was a sex worker , and said she was keeping half of the money she earned while the other half was being kept by Peacock.

Mrs Williams said the man said he had contacted them through a website and that he was paying for sexual activity for “a half-hour period”.