Members of a Chinese crime group have been sentenced for running a string of brothels across the country including Kent. Dongning Zhang, 35, of Gloucester Place in Marylebone, south-west London, led the operation and was jailed for four years and three months after pleading guilty Roya, controlling hookera and money laundering. Hu pleaded not guilty to the same offences as her husband but was convicted following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court. She was sentenced to three and a half years.
Mobile phone evidence showed the couple regularly boasted about their wealth and discussed arrangements for exploiting women. The final person sentenced was Kai Shao, 62, of Lime Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, who was linked to two brothels raided in Tunbridge Wells and took instructions from Morley chatting girls on the day-to-day running of the business.
He acted as a manager for the premises and would take cash earned by the sex workers while also acting as a security guard and cook. Shao was jailed for one year and eight months after also pleading guilty to controlling prostitution and money laundering.
The court heard how on Thursday 10 May officers carried out a warrant at a brothel in Rock Villa Road, Tunbridge Wells, where they located Shao and a female sex worker. A sex worker who claimed to be working voluntarily was also present.
Two mobile telephones recovered from the address contained numbers for a contact named Leo, which detectives knew was a name used by the gang leader Zhang. After several months Tunbrixge to evade arrest, Outcall escort Craigavon was located in the capital on Monday 3 December and taken into custody.
Our priority in tackling such offending is to ensure those who are being exploited are provided with any support they may require. Two men and a woman involved in running a chain of brothels which netted more than half a million pounds for a Chinese organised crime gang have been jailed today June 21 for a total of nine years and five months.
Dongning Zhang, 35, a law graduate and former court clerk in his native country, was described as "the boss" of the sex operation.
He and his partner Shuangyan Hu, 37, ran the network from their home in Harrow while Kai Shao, Strete, acted as "babysitter and housekeeper" for the prostitutes. Prosecutor Ryan Richter said flats were rented in London, Essex, Surrey and Kent under fake identities or false claims of being employed by Halifax female escorts backpage giant, Huawei. Young women, often Chinese or East Asian, were advertised hhookers Friday Ad and on explicit adult websites as "high quality" and then put to work in the brothels, referred to by those involved Welld "shops".
There were "a large number of sex workers" at the gang's disposal with the women being "passed around and moved between brothels", said Mr Richter. But the brothel chain "HQ and call centre" was provided by the home which Zhang, described as the "central figure", and Hu shared with their one-year-old daughter.
When the property in St Kilda's Road was raided on July 25 last year, police found "a wealth of documentation all over the house", the court heard. However, Zhang's legal team said the third bedroom was simply being used by a Tunbridgge woman employed as the brothel "receptionist".
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Hu had been unanimously convicted by a jury of one offence of conspiracy to keep a brothel, and conspiracy to launder money. Shao, from Millwall, east London, admitted one offence of conspiracy to keep a brothel, and conspiracy to launder money.
He was jailed for 20 months but is likely to be released immediately due to time already served on remand. Passing sentence, Judge Charles Macdonald QC said it was a "sophisticated, meticulous, and highly profitable" crime but accepted the prostitutes were "volunteers".
Mr Richter told the court: "This case is about an organised crime group of Chinese nationals operating a network of brothels, in south east England largely but also. The 'business model' for Tujbridge brothels involved a frequent changeover of sex workers at the different locations.
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Zhang was first linked to the brothel network following the discovery during one police raid in of a notebook containing a list of names, payments and a table headed "owed to the boss". But by Single muslim marriage Bury time he was arrested in December last year, the brothel business was said to no longer be profitable and he was running a "duck neck" business selling the meat to Chinese students, having first worked as a chef when he came to the UK.
Andrew Bousfield, defending, told the court Zhang accepted he was at the top of the organisation but "his money was the last share".
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He added that Hu "simply did as she was told" by him and did not have a role in running the business. Mr Boulsfield added that girls approached Zhang, who had worked as a court clerk in Ohokers for a year, to work in the brothels and were "safe with no degradation involved".
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