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Man jailed for running Hounslow brothel

News   •   Feb 16, 2018 15:15 GMT

[Jailed: Ionut-Daniel Bosoi]

A man has been jailed for 11 months for running a brothel in Hounslow.

Ionut-Daniel Bosoi, 29 (28.08.88) of no fixed abode was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, 15 February following a four-day trial.

The court heard how on 29 August, 2017, officers attended an address on Spring Grove Road in Hounslow, following reports that it was operating as a brothel.

On arrival, Bosoi answered the door to officers and let them in, stating he had friends inside.

It was soon identified that Bosoi was making money from sexually exploiting three women.

Bosoi was arrested at the address on suspicion of managing a brothel.

During a search of the property, officers identified price lists and cash hidden under mattresses.

Bosoi was charged the following day and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on 30 August 2017 where he pleaded not guilty.

The investigation formed part of the Met's Operation Pathway - an initiative in Hounslow involving police, specialist charities and the local authority, to help individuals find a safe way out of the sex trade.

The lead investigating officer, PC Imran Malik, said "After coming to the UK from Romania in early 2017, Bosoi sought to make money by exploiting young women.

"The Mets take a hard line on sexual exploitation and this type of organised crime will be dealt with robustly."

Bosoi was ordered to remain in immigration detention after serving his prison sentence until he's deported to Romania.