Three Slough men charged with trafficking and rape

23/02/2011

Three men from Slough appeared at Slough Magistrates Court on 18 February charged in connection with offences against a female.

Costin Mihai (20), of Bourne Road, Chalvey, Slough, and Alexandru Antofie (22), of Osbourne Street, Slough, appeared at court charged with one count of rape of a female aged 16 or over and one count of trafficking a person into the UK for sexual exploitation.

Ionut Lazuroiu (21), of Bourne Road, Chalvey, Slough, also appeared before the same court charged with one count of trafficking a person into the UK for sexual exploitation and one count of attempted rape.

The charges relate to incidents between 3 and 15 February 2011. The three men were charged on 17 February and remanded in police custody overnight to appear before the court the following day.

All three have since been further remanded in custody and will appear before Reading Crown Court on 2 June 2011.

A fourth man (43) is currently on police bail having been arrested on suspicion of trafficking a person into the UK for sexual exploitation relating to the same incidents.