A 20,000-pound study into the problem of brothels in Walsall will recommend controversial measures to protect the town’s young people from prostitution. The findings include a new official red-light district, a non-arresting police officer to deal with prostitutes and a ban on all sex activity in the area. The study will also look at ways to improve the health of local residents.
The court heard that Ravi had run brothels in Walsall for more than 15 years. Although they were small, only one had more than one girl at a time. Glenn Parsons had ties to the Chinese community and spoke Chinese. Other owners approached him for properties to rent and he acted as a middleman to other people. But despite the apparent success of the enterprise, the authorities still had to keep a distance between the girls and their owners.
The city’s police force is targeting suspected kerb crawlers in a bid to tackle the problem. They have also stepped up patrols in the area. During the last 15 months, there have been 10 assaults on prostitutes in the city, with six cases leading to arrests. A police operation called Operation Nominal is now targeting these individuals. Gemma, a sex worker in Walsall for 16 years, said she had been raped several times, but never reported it to the police.
A woman who ran a brothel in Walsall has admitted to running the premises for prostitution. Diana Jones, who managed the business, was also convicted of running a brothel for two years. She will have to pay back PS1 of PS122,000, which is the maximum punishment for sex businesses. If convicted, Sheridan will be sentenced to a minimum of ten months in jail and has to complete three months of unpaid community work.
The alleged prostitution in Walsall was first reported by a neighbour in January. The police were investigating a massage parlour and found several sex workers working there. After 30 minutes of sex, they obtained a search warrant and arrested the three men, who were given five-year suspended sentences. A sex worker has to be under the supervision of a licensed therapist and must be properly supervised to avoid the risk of harm.
A woman who was found guilty of prostitution in Walsall had a criminal record, and a judge found her guilty of two counts of sex offences. She had worked as an aromatherapist for a decade and had a 9,200 pounds per year from her business. She had 20 prostitutes and employed them as cleaners, and the 16-year-old daughter of a prostitute had to do the dishes.