Gang sentenced for trafficking girls into sex industry

A gang who trafficked Eastern European girls into Manchester to work in the city’s red light districts have been jailed.

Andras Lakatos was sentenced to 13 years and seven months for human trafficking and forced labour, namely prostitution.

Jenone Orgona was sentenced to eight years and five months for human trafficking and forced labour, namely prostitution.

Laszlo Petrovics was sentenced to three years and six months for controlling prostitution for gain.

Lakatos and Orgona trafficked young women aged 19-24 from Hungary with the promise of a better life through legitimate jobs only to find themselves forced to work as prostitutes on the street.

The defendants forced them to work seven days a week, having sex with as many as ten men each day.

The women saw none of the money themselves while Lakatos and Petrovics splurged cash on alcohol, gambling and drugs.

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