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Bracknell 'handyman' guilty of running two brothels

Published in The Bracknell News
17th January 2016


Berkshire
A BRACKNELL man who claimed to be a simple handy-man helping out a friend was last week found guilty of managing two brothels where a host of prostitutes worked.  A list of girls, to-do lists and other receipts were found at a flat owned by Michael Adekoya, who denied playing a major part in the running of two brothels in Maidenhead and claimed a friend, known only as Magda, was the woman behind the business.

The 35-year-old has a number of other businesses and insisted he had only agreed to do some general maintenance work such as putting up shelves at the brothels at 180 Cookham Road and 24A King Street. His role became more focused on security and giving the girls working at the brothel lifts home after a robbery at one of the brothels though he had no involvement in the day to day management, his defence claimed.

However, a jury found Adekoya, of Kilmington Close in Bracknell, guilty on two counts of managing or assisting in the management of brothels on Friday, January 7 following a trial at Reading Crown Court.  

Adekoya had paid the rent for the Cookham Road property, known as Sensations Massage Parlour, on a number of occasions which he claimed he did as a favour for 'Magda' and was linked to the organising of shifts for the prostitutes by the prosecution during his trial.

The landlords, who were unaware about the clandestine business taking place, told the court about the difficulty they had in trying to organise visits to the property, which they believed to be home to couple with a young son.  

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Northampton woman charged with running a brothel and aiding the sexual exploitation of children

Published in The Northampton Chronicle
15th January 2016


Northamptonshire
A woman from Northampton has been charged with managing a brothel and facilitating the sexual exploitation of children. Luan Shettle, aged 34, from Castle Avenue, was arrested on Tuesday, January 12. She was charged on Thursday, January 14 and has been remanded in custody.

Detective Inspector Richard Tompkins leads the RISE (Reduce Incidents of Sexual Exploitation) team. He said: “Shettle’s arrest followed a lengthy investigation by RISE, the dedicated multi-agency team established to tackle CSE in the county.

“Several children are involved and their ongoing safety and welfare remains the team’s priority. Support has been put in place for the victims.”

Shettle will appear before Northampton magistrates for a plea hearing on Friday, February 12.

Anybody with any concerns should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or the Child Safeguarding Team on 0300 126 1000.
 
 

 

Young women were raped and forced to work as prostitutes in Preston brothel court told

Published in The Leyland Guardian
14th January 2016


Lancashire
Two 18-year-old girls were raped and forced to work in a Preston brothel after believing they were coming to the UK to gain jobs as hotel maids, a court has heard. The women, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, believed defendants Marius Petre, 26, and Adrian Matei, 34, both of Longworth Street, Preston, were their boyfriends after meeting them in their native country Romania.

But after being driven and taken on a ferry to the UK, their 'boyfriends' changed, jurors at Preston Crown Court were told. They were taken to a house on Longworth Street, Preston, and forced to work as prostitutes after their 'services' were offered to punters online. It is also alleged they were raped and threatened by the men, with one girl told she would be killed in a field.

Prosecuting, Bob Golinski, said: "The case involves the trafficking of two young Romanian girls into the UK the prosecution say for the purposes of sexual exploitation. There were both 18 at the time. Those two girls were put into prostitution by these defendants and further to that they were also raped by them.

"It was the summer of 2015 when police became aware of some suspicious activity at an address in Preston on Longworth Street and on July 27 police officers and officers from other agencies went to that address.

"The defendants were all found at that address. Also at that address were our two complainants and two older females. When officers spoke to the two younger women it became clear that various offences had been committed by these three defendants. The two girls at the centre of this case had only at that time been in the UK for about two and a half weeks.

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