Prostitution cycle broken as woman sentenced
Everyday we are reading more and more about sex trafficking rings or prostitution rings being busted. We could arrest these rings until we are blue in the face. Until the public gets involved we are going to continue to see this awful crime accelerate. Look beneath the surface, this is happening in your back yards, your neighbors. If it doesn't look right call the police, get involved you may save a child's life.
The long hard endurance of rape sex and prostitution has come to an end for women that Atchara Nualpenyai, aged 30, bought into Britain from Thailand.
She paid criminals to ship these women to the country, she then took their passports and forced them to sell their bodies.
Nualpenyai, was at the centre of a human trafficking and prostitution network was jailed for six and a half years today.
Paying criminals in Thailand to bring women into the UK, they had their passports taken away and were then forced to work as prostitutes to repay “debt bondages” of up to £30,000.
The women were forced to work every day, sometimes sent to other brothels in London and even as far as Bristol.
Appearing at Croydon Crown Court, Nualpenyai admitted running two brothels in east London – one in Wanstead High Street and one beneath her flat in Perth Road, Gants Hill.
She advertised the two sites in local newspapers and on the internet, and owned three mobile phones used in the advertising. Prices ranged from £30 for 10 minutes to £100 for a one-hour service.
She was caught after one of her victims contacted police in December 2008.
“I would urge anyone who has been trafficked and exploited in this way to contact police. Our investigations look at building up a strong evidential case that does not require victims to testify at court, but we will do all we can to help and support you and ensure those responsible are brought to justice."