Essex: Pair Jailed Over Brothels

A man from Harwich and woman from Chelmsford have been sentenced to a total of four years in prison after raids two years ago.

It's after a huge operation by specialist police officers, the UK Border Agency and the UK Human Trafficking Centre targeting people trafficking and prostitution on 21 July 2010.

Officers from Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Wiltshire and Devon and Cornwall Police carried out raids in Ipswich, Norwich, Harwich, Swindon and Tedburn St Mary in Devon.

Five victims of sexual exploitation were found during the raids.

Today at Ipswich Crown Court a man and a woman were sentenced to a total of 4 years in prison.

41 year old Alexsander Sochacki from Oakley Road, Harwich was sentenced to 3 years, and Aleksandra Bryll, who is 29 years old from Baddow Road, Chelmsford was sentenced to 12 months.

Detective Chief Inspector Bernie Morgan who led the operation said:

"The sentencing at court today outlines the seriousness of this case and not only sends out a strong message that sexual exploitation will not be tolerated and that we will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice, but will also hopefully provide some reassurance to the victims."

Last month four other people, who had also been found guilty of conspiracy to manage or assist in the management of brothels were sentenced.

41 year old Przemyslaw Wegrzynowski, from London Road, Ipswich was given and 8-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months with a condition that he is banned from entering Ipswich, Colchester and Norwich for 12 months.

Magdalena Pacula, 23 years old from The Hawthorns in Stroud, Gloucestershire and Jagoda  Kukielka, 26 years old from Notley Road, Braintree in Essex were given 100 hours unpaid work as part of a 12 month community order.

Eliza Bryll, 24 years old from Wells Crescent, Chelmsford in Essex was ordered to work 120 hours unpaid work as part of her 12 month community order.

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