Chinese Brothel Madam and Her White Partner Made £312,000 From exploiting Chinese Women into Prostitution
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Whilst reports of sex trafficking and/or prostitution by Chinese snake gangs in the UK are well documented, such crimes involving Chinese women and their White partners are much less reported.
Her partner Brian Davies, 47, made £103,000 from the venture and also pleaded guilty to keeping a brothel and converting criminal property.
Yesterday Chan was jailed for two-and-a-half years and Davies given a 12-month suspended sentence, with 240 hours' unpaid work.
Brendon Moorhouse, prosecuting, said the couple had run a brothel in Swansea before Davies bought the premises in Lodge Causeway, advertised using the slogan "Niki relaxing massage".
In July 2007 Avon & Somerset police searched the premises and found Chan with two women who were illegal immigrants.
CCTV cameras and even a red light were installed at the premises, where officers also found condoms, wipes and creams. Two men called at the door as the raid was in progress.
One woman told them she was working at the brothel because she was in "debt bondage" in the sum of £25,000 to an unknown man in Chinatown, and was moved around the UK to work as a prostitute.
After jailing Chan, Judge Julian Lambert, who heard the pair have a three-year-old daughter, told Davies: "Your sentence is an act of mercy, not mercy for you but mercy for a little girl. You have no second chance."