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Convicted prostitute, 33, is jailed after breaching her ASBO ten times in three weeks by visiting her 90-year-old 'sugar daddy'

Published in The Daily Mail
20th January 2017


Wiltshire
A convicted prostitute has been jailed after breaching her ASBO 10 times in three weeks by visiting her 90-year-old 'sugar daddy'. Terri-Lee Pearce, 33, from Swindon in Wiltshire, has been repeatedly banned from visiting Allan Thipthorpe at his council flat.   

She has been accused of fleecing him of thousands of pounds and his family and officials have tried to stop them seeing each other. But Mr Thipthorpe himself has denied she's done anything wrong - previously saying they are 'at it like rabbits'.

He was livid when officials obtained an ASBO in 2013 preventing her from visiting him at his home. The council's intervention came despite the frail pensioner's claims that Pearce was 'cleaning' for him and acting as his 'carer'.

Pearce was spared jail in September for breaching her ASBO six times between July 11 and August 23 this year. But magistrates in Chippenham did impose a 12-week prison sentence which they suspended for 12 months.

She has now been jailed for 12 weeks for her latest breach which included visiting the pensioner ten times in three weeks over the Christmas period.

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Two women fined for operating brothel in Letterkenny

Published in The Irish Times
20th January 2017


Ireland
Gardaí raided a brothel and found Western Union money receipts for €18,000 which were sent back to Romania in a three-week period. The receipts were found in an apartment raided by the Garda in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Two young women appeared in court on Friday charged with operating a brothel at the apartment complex at Justice Walsh Road on January 19th.

Gardaí told Letterkenny District Court they found €600 in cash and Western Union money receipts for €18,000, which had been sent to Romania over a three-week period after Christmas. There was also a man on the premises, whom gardaí believed had paid for sex when they raided the premises at about 7.30pm.

The court heard that both women, Sirin Abdollah (23) and Sefania Manea (21), had admitted to operating a brothel and advertising their services on a website. Gardaí said they were satisfied the women were not under pressure and were operating the brothel of their own free will.

Solicitor for the women Patsy Gallagher said they had come to Ireland knowing that money was to be made through prostitution. He said both women were sending money back to their families in Romania as they would only earn an average of €250 per month there.

Ms Abdollah had one child who was in private school in Romania and she was sending money back to educate her although her family did not know how she was making a living, said her solicitor. Mr Gallagher said both women had given him an assurance that they would leave the country within 48 hours. He asked if some cash from the €600 seized by gardaí in the apartment could be used for flight tickets for the women.

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Woman ‘forced to have sex with 10 men every day’, court told

Published in The Irish Independent
19th January 2017


Dublin
A Nigerian woman, who was allegedly trafficked into the country and forced into prostitution, was having sex with up to 10 men a day for no payment, a court has heard. The woman has told a jury she underwent a “voodoo process” in her home country before coming to Ireland, during which she swore she would not report the alleged trafficker, Joy Imasogie (40).

The woman also alleged that while she was working as a prostitute, Ms Imasogie’s husband, Kingsley, began “taking advantage” of her and having sex with her.

Ms Imasogie, of Chapelwood Crescent, Hollystown, Dublin 15, has pleaded not guilty to organising for the woman to enter the country illegally, to compelling or coercing her to be a prostitute and to controlling or directing the activities of prostitution for gain on dates between March 2006 and April 2008.

On her second day of evidence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, the alleged victim said she lived in a flat in Phibsboro where she was visited by up to 10 men a day. She told Kerida Naidoo, prosecuting, that Ms Imasogie and another woman made the arrangements and that she would receive a phone call when a man was on the way. She said the prostitution service was advertised on a website run by a woman in England.

Ms Imasogie allegedly told her the price was €150 for half-an-hour and €250 for an hour. The complainant said the accused told her men might want anal sex as an “additional service”, but she refused to do this.

She said that she might receive €2,000 a day from the men. Of that, Ms Imasogie would allegedly take half for arranging the men to come and half to pay off a €50,000 “debt” she said the woman owed her for bringing her to Ireland.

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