The long-term process against five alleged heads of a nationwide brothel ring with a transsexual from Thailand is coming to an end. On Monday at the Hanau district court were held for further appeals. During the prosecution of freedom has called for penalties between two and nine years and three months requested by the defense on Monday to significantly lower penalties. In the last summer started the process, it is, among other things, human trafficking, smuggling, forced prostitution, exploitation, and tax evasion. You must answer four Thai women and a German man.
For the main defendant, a 63-year-old woman from Thailand, applied for the defense on Monday five years and three months. The General Prosecutor's office in Frankfurt had previously required nine years and three months. For your Partner, a 66 years old German, holds the office of the Prosecutor General for five years is appropriate. The defence pleaded to two years probation for aiding and abetting.
Kathrin Rudelt from the General Prosecutor's office accuses the defendants to have over the years, especially transsexual from Thailand, with fraudulently obtained tourist visas to Germany on the inside. The target had been, she as a prostitute to exploit. So the victim had to work off a fictitious debt of an average of 15 000 euros and were put under pressure.
The defender pointed out in its pleadings that it was not a "classic, violent pimping". In addition, the women were not locked up. Some of the defendants had previously worked as a prostitute. The smuggled women and TRANS-sexual would have previously know that you should go to Germany to buy.
One of the victims had indicated, however, in a next action to process the beginning, it had a temporary need to be available around the clock for the Sex, and activities in Siegen (NRW), Rastatt (Baden-Württemberg), Hannover (lower Saxony), Germany and Maintal (Hessen) reported. The victims have to be almost always in the houses locked up been.
In the process, in addition to the human fates of a lot of money. The prosecution requested because of tax evasion, the collection of 1.6 million euros. During the searches the officers in Siegen (NRW) had discovered alone, 210 000 euros in cash. Hiding the money was in a freezer. Uncovered the brothel ring had been a big RAID in April 2018, with about 1,500 officials of the Federal police were used.
The process began about a year ago in front of the Hanau regional court. 42 hearing days have already been held. Because alone ten public defenders are involved, had to be interrupted in the process due to the Corona pandemic, first of all, because the space in the justice center are large enough to maintain the spacing. Now, the method is continued in the Convention centre, the Congress Park Hanau. The judgments are to on 3. June will be announced.dpa Updated Date: 25 May 2020, 22:26