Couple jailed for 250 250,000 annual prostitution ring for smuggling women into UK

A prostitute couple has been jailed in the UK for sexually abusing them after earning about ,000 250,000 a year. Jamie Dunn, 42, and his girlfriend, Catalina Kojokaro, 37, were living a luxurious lifestyle after working with some of their relatives to bring sex workers to the UK.

The group primarily arranged for Romanian women to travel from their home countries and forced them to engage in off-street prostitution in rooms in the Midlands. A court heard that Dunn and Kojokaro started their operation in Northampton before extending to Nottingham and Birmingham and were soon to earn £ 20,000 a month.

Dunn placed online ads on a sex worker’s website to attract clients and was also responsible for sourcing properties that would be used as brothels. Kojokaro used women from Europe to travel to the UK as sex workers and was behind the day-to-day operations.

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One court was told that she wanted women to “look their best” and to ask them to “look sexy” and put on make-up when asked for semi-nude photos. Police recovered lists and text messages showing Kojokaro acting as the “boss” of sex workers who kept in touch with them on a daily basis and kept a record of their day-to-day activities.

Evidence shows that the amount was up to 6 1,640 a day, of which between November 2015 and January 2017 the gang took 50% from each woman. One day, where seven women earned £ 900, she wrote down. Diary: “I think I’m fine.”

Jamie Dunn and Catalina Kojokaro
(Photo: Northamptonshire Police / SWNS)

Dunn’s father, Martin Dunn, 74, and Kojokaro’s brother, Andre Kojokaro, 26, were also involved in the plot. Big Dunn paid for airline tickets for women arriving in the UK, helped collect them from airports and provided financial support for hotels and serviced apartments.

Twelve mobile phones were recovered from Andre Kojokaro, seven of which had sex workers’ names written on the backs so he could know which woman was being booked. He would talk to customers and take them to the property, pick up mobile phones and collect trafficked women from airports.

Dunn and Kojokaro, who lived in the village of Lower Harleston, Northampton, where the house cost an average of £ 900,000, were accused of smuggling women into Britain. They both pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to facilitate or facilitate another person’s travel to the UK for the purpose of exploiting them for prostitution.

Dunn was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison, while Kojokaro was sentenced to three years and nine months in Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, June 14. Judge Rebecca Crane told him: “You exploited the labor of others for considerable financial gain and business would have continued without the intervention of the police.”

Martin Dunn of Northampton was given a 12-month community order and 100 hours of unpaid work to acquire criminal property after making a large sum of money after selling a house. Northampton’s Andre Kojokaro was also sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for 14 months, and sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid work for plotting to curb prostitution for profit. ۔

The convictions, part of Operation Eaton, were the first modern slavery and human trafficking charges obtained by Northamptonshire police.

Det Insp Carrie Powers said: “It was a very complex and lengthy investigation but I am really glad that through it, we have been able to secure the first charges of the force under the modern day slavery law and the guilty consequences for all four criminals. Managed to get

“This organized crime group exploited vulnerable women in Britain with false promises of a better life. Instead, they forced them to have sex with a large number of men without caring about their rights or well-being. Forced

“These women worked for a long time, only a large part of their earnings was taken by the gang which was later used to fund the luxury lifestyle. Investigating such cases is complicated. It may be, but Northamptonshire Police are fully committed to bringing modern slavery to justice and to those who exploit the weakest members of our community. “

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