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28 September 2012, 16:00 | Updated: 28 September 2012, 16:12
Two people will be facing 4years in jail after being found guilty of conspiracy to manage or assist in the management of brothels.
Suffolk Constabulary led a multi force and multi agency operation, targeting people trafficking and prostitution on 21 July 2010 which saw officers from Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Wiltshire and Devon and Cornwall Police execute five warrants at premises in Ipswich, Norwich, Harwich, Swindon and Tedburn St Mary in Devon.
The UK Border Agency, the Crown Prosecution Service Complex Case Unit and the UK Human Trafficking Centre were also involved, together with Specialist officers from the Serious Organised Crime Agency's (SOCA's) Vulnerable Persons Team.
Today at Ipswich Crown Court a man and a woman were sentenced to a total of 4years.
Alexsander Sochacki, 41 years old from Oakley Road, Harwich was sentenced to 3 years, and
Aleksandra Bryll, 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.
"The outcome at court follows a lengthy and detailed case which involved five forces led by Suffolk Police together with partner agencies.
"This joint force/joint agency investigation into a serious organised crime group has shown that regional borders do not affect the working capabilities of law enforcement agencies who are committed to investigating serious crime of this nature.
"We would urge anyone with information about such activities to contact us. All information will be followed up and where there are enforcement opportunities, these will be acted upon with partners."
On Wednesday 29 August 2012 four other people, a man and three women, who had also been found guilty of conspiracy to manage or assist in the management of brothels appeared before Ipswich Crown Court and were given the following:
Przemyslaw Wegrzynowski, 41 years old 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 andJagoda Kukielka, 26 years old from Notley Road, Braintree in Essex were given 100 hours unpaid work as part of a 12 month community order and 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.