Trafficking gang who forced foreign women to work in brothels in Brent to be sentenced today
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A trafficking gang who forced more than 120 foreign women to work as prostitutes in Brent and across London will be sentenced today.
Croydon Crown Court heard the gang managed the victims from a make-shift call centre at a semi-detached house in Parkview Gardens, Brent Cross, where clients were charged from £30 to £100 per hour.
Flights were booked for the victims, while other women were picked up from Stansted airport and delivered to brothels across the city.
All had their passports confiscated and were threatened with violence and intimidation if they refused to carry out orders.
Some were raped and in one case a victim in her 20s was forced to carry out such brutal sex acts with clients that she suffered serious injuries.
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Vishal Chaudhary, 32, the gang’s ringleader, used various pseudonyms, including Rahul Singh and Aresh Khan.
Until his arrest he lived a comfortable lifestyle in a plush Canary Wharf apartment and drove a Mercedes convertible.
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Chaudhary and the five other members were arrested last January as part of an investigation by the Met’s trafficking and kidnap unit.
Vishal Chaudhary, from Hendon, was found guilty of conspiracy to traffic persons into the UK for sexual exploitation, conspiracy to traffic persons within the UK for sexual exploitation and conspiracy to control prostitution for gain.
Krisztian Abel, a 33-year-old Hungarian national from Ilford, who acted as an enforcer by threatening and abusing the women if they did not do as they were told, was found guilty of the same charges as Chaudhary, as was Szilvia Abel, Krisztian’s 24-year-old sister.
Kunal Chaudhary, 32, from Manchester, was convicted of conspiracy to traffic persons into the UK for sexual exploitation, conspiracy to control prostitution and concealing criminal property.
Attila Kovacs, 33, a Hungarian national, from Arnos Grove, was found guilty of conspiracy to traffic persons into the UK for sexual exploitation.
All will be sentenced at Croydon Crown Court.