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Police rescue woman forced into prostitution in Hounslow

February 21, 2014, 11:38 am

Police swooped on an address in Bath Road, Hounslow today, Friday 21 Febuary , rescuing a polish woman held against her will and forced into prostitution.

As part of the operation, two women aged 33 and 30 and two men aged 44 and 30 were arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation and conspiracy to control prostitution.

[A] Sonia Goman, 33, (30/05/80) of Bath Road, Hounslow has been charged with conspiracy to traffic into the UK for sexual exploitation and conspiracy to control prostitution.

[B] Anna Graj, 30, (30/06/83) of of Bath Road, Hounslow has been charged with conspiracy to traffic into the UK for sexual exploitation and conspiracy to control prostitution.

[C] A 44-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic into the UK for sexual exploitation and conspiracy to control prostitution has been bailed pending further enquries.

[D] A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic into the UK for sexual exploitation and conspiracy to control prostitution remains in custody at a north London police station.

Officers forced entry to the address after information was received that the woman had been trafficked, held against her will and forced into prostitution.

The joint operation involved Polish police, National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Kidnap and Human Trafficking Unit.

The woman is currently being cared for and is being offered help and support.

Detective Sergeant Alan Clark said: ” No-one should be able to control another person and exploit them for personal gain. This case highlights that the MPS will work quickly and decisively to investigate any accusations of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The safe rescue of this woman is largely down to the good partnership links established between our unit, the NCA and Polish authorities.”
Victims of trafficking are urged to call the MPS free 24-hour helpline on 0800-783-2589.

 
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