An evil gang who trafficked more than a hundred Hungarian women and forced them into prostitution and rape have been sentenced to 36 years in jail.
The six-person gang flew at least 120 women in from Hungary on the pretence of getting them a job in administration, cleaning and babysitting and then delivered them to brothels across London, including Brent , Westminster , Hounslow and Kensington and Chelsea .
Some women, aged between 18 and 45, were forced to have sex with up to 20 men a day and they were controlled with threats of violence and intimidation, including threatening to harm or tell their families they were prostitutes.
The gang managed the victims from a make-shift call centre in Parkview Gardens, Brent Cross.
After a five month trial - the Met Police's longest for a human trafficking case - ringleader and Indian national, Vishal Chaudhary, 35, of Parkview Gardens, was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison.Violent enforcer and Hungarian Krisztian Abel, 33, of Ilford was given 20 years in prison while his sister, Szilvia Abel, 24, was extradited to the UK from Hungary after a European Arrest Warrant was issued and given three years in prison.
Hungarian Attila Kovacs, 33, of Highview Gardens, New Southgate, and British national Kunal Chaudhary, 32, of Manchester denied their role in the gang but were found guilty and given six and five years in prison respectively.
As he sentenced the gang at Croydon Crown Court yesterday (July 2), Judge Gower commended the police investigation team for their work and said: “These sentences reflect the misery, degradation and humiliation suffered by the victims.”
The gang were all found guilty on June 12 of human trafficking and controlling prostitution for gain.