Cambridge Brothel Boss Jailed

10 November 2010, 12:22 | Updated: 10 November 2010, 12:31

A man who ran a brothel in Cambridge, then fled abroad to avoid prosecution, has been caught and jailed.

Andrew Reader [pictured - right] was jailed for 18 months in 2006 after pleading guilty to three counts of being involved in the management of brothels in Cambridge.

He was one of 11 men and women who admitted running a string of brothels in Cambridge before police stepped in.

Cambridgeshire Police say the ring made millions of pounds over a two year period.

Then, in 2008, he was ordered to pay more than £120,000, which he earned from the criminal activity, or face a further two years in jail.

The 45 year old refused to pay back the cash, left the country and went to live in Ibiza where he owned two properties.

Courts in the UK claimed almost £900 from his accounts, and issued a warrant for his arrest.

Reader was arrested at Stansted Airport last Friday, when he tried to return to the country.

He appeared at Dover Magistrates' Court on Monday and was jailed for two years for failure to pay the money back.

Reader now owes £138,198 which includes interest currently accruing at £26.12 a day.

Financial Investigator, Malcolm Ewles said: "Andrew Reader thought he could avoid having to pay back the money he gained through his criminality by moving to another country.

However, the file was never closed and he has now been punished for his actions.

Not only has he been sent back to prison, but he has a huge bill to pay back to the taxpayer and it is getting bigger every day."