Four charged in connection with human trafficking for prostitution at hotels near Gatwick Airport

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Four people have been charged following an investigation into suspected trafficking of vulnerable women from South East Asia into prostitution at hotels around Gatwick Airport and the South East, police have said.

Officers said none of the hotels were located within Gatwick Airport.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Li Gao (female), 43, unemployed, of Silverdale Avenue, Oxshott, Leatherhead, Surrey, has been charged with the following:

- Conspiring to control prostitution for gain

- Possessing criminal property (money) - Possessing criminal property (money)

- Conspiring to traffic people for sexual exploitation into the UK

- Conspiring to traffic people for sexual exploitation into the UK

“Wing Yuen (male), 40, a taxi driver, of Palace Square, London, has been charged with the following:

- Conspiring to control prostitution for gain

- Using or controlling criminal property (a bank account)

- Using or controlling criminal property (a bank account)

“Tingli Lu (female), 46, a beautician, of Castle Close, Southsea, Hampshire, has been charged with the following:

- Possessing criminal property (money)

- Conspiring to control prostitution for gain

- Conspiring to traffic people for sexual exploitation into the UK

- Conspiring to traffic people for sexual exploitation into the UK

“Hong Chin (male), 44, a breeder, of Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, has been charged with the following:

- Conspiring to traffic people for sexual exploitation into the UK

- Conspiring to traffic people for sexual exploitation into the UK

- Conspiring to control prostitution for gain

- Possessing criminal property (money)

- Using or controlling criminal property (money)

- Using or controlling criminal property (money)

“The quartet were arrested on June 10, 2015, as part of an investigation into the trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable women at hotels around Gatwick and across the South East. None of the hotels were located within Gatwick Airport.

“They are all due to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on September 7.”

Police said the charges relate to incidents alleged to have happened between 2013 and 2015.

Detective Inspector Andy Richardson said: “We are committed, with our partners at the airport, to preventing and detecting human trafficking, and protecting vulnerable victims. We will continue to investigate all reports of human trafficking to bring offenders to justice, and anyone who suspects it is encouraged to come forward.”

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