Three more jailed over brothel network in Berkshire, Cambridge and Surrey

05/04/2012

Two men and a woman have been jailed this week after admitting being involved in running brothels in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire and Surrey.

A man and a woman have were jailed at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, 03 April 2012, after admitting managing brothels in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire and Surrey following raids in June 2011.

Ai Su, 35, of Abbey Barn Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire was jailed for 30 months.

Manjit Singh, 35, of Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Berkshire was jailed for 28 months. Singh was also given a further nine months for a breach of a suspended sentence order.

Su acted as a "call centre", answering inquires for all the brothels and telling clients what was on offer, then directing them to the premises.

The pair placed adverts in local papers advertising their services.

A further man was jailed at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday, 04 April 2012, after earlier pleading guilty to conspiracy to keep brothels in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire and Surrey following raids in June 2011.

David Hemming, 53, of Hemel Hempstead was jailed for 40 months.  He has already spent 284 days in custody.

Passing sentence, the Judge called Hemming the "founding father" of the operation.  He said he ran "a sophisticated business, designed to be operated as such - with cash flow, spreadsheets and forecasts".

Kun Yi He, 39, of Chessington, Surrey was jailed at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 for three and a half years.  Formerly of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, he was identified by the agency as the head of the network.

Reading Crown Court heard that 10 sites were used as brothels over a three-year period, including addresses in Cambridge, Maidenhead, Slough, Wokingham and Godalming. If one location was shut down - another would open in the same area.