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Funko
30-09-2005, 11:05:19
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/4296412.stm

Nineteen women who detectives believe were tricked into becoming sex slaves have been removed from a massage parlour in Birmingham.

The women, from Eastern Europe, Turkey and Italy, were led from Cuddles on Hagley Road on Thursday evening by a special task force of female officers.

Three people - a woman, 40, of Brierley Hill, and two men who are believed to be management - were arrested.

Bit of a blast from the past. Everyone knew it was a brothel back then...

MattHiggs
30-09-2005, 11:07:28
Makes me sick how this can happen to people. :(

Kitsuki
30-09-2005, 11:07:29
There used to be a brothel in York above the Early Learning Centre (I am reliably informed...)

MattHiggs
30-09-2005, 11:08:42
There are three within a 3 mile radius of my house.

Chelsea's Massage Parlour (Eccles)
Adam and Eve (Eccles)
Silver Lady Sauna (Eccles)

novacane
30-09-2005, 11:15:09
I was just about to post a thread about this. I used to "pass" it on my way into Birmingham. Always liked the name "Cuddles". Creates a lovely image.

Tizzy
30-09-2005, 11:15:17
I don't know why I find it amusing that the place is called Cuddles, but I do.

The Norks
30-09-2005, 11:17:51
I'm all for the legalisation of brothels, then stuff like this wouldn't happen so easily, not to mention all the other problems associated with illegal prostitution. The figures on the number of eastern european women being trafficked each year are horrifying, and it must be a huge waste of police time to cope with the ordinary offences.

Funko
30-09-2005, 11:18:29
We always found the name amusing too.

A friend had a mate up to stay for the weekend and he went in there (after the pub). Apparently they didn't take credit cards (might give you some idea of his soberness that he was thinking that...) and he went to get his cheque book but ended up just getting stoned instead.

King_Ghidra
30-09-2005, 11:22:38
sorry, 'tricked' into becoming sex slaves?

beaten or abused or kidnapped and forced to become sex slaves i understand, but tricked?

novacane
30-09-2005, 11:24:11
Maybe the guys told them they had some cute puppies at their "house"

The Norks
30-09-2005, 11:26:24
they tell them that if they come to England they will be nannies/models/brides usually, and when they get here they take their passports, drug them up and basically imprison them. Nice.

Funko
30-09-2005, 11:26:34
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
sorry, 'tricked' into becoming sex slaves?

beaten or abused or kidnapped and forced to become sex slaves i understand, but tricked?

Apparently it's normally a "come to the UK, we'll set you up in a great job as a *insert job name here*" and when they arrive they are effectively kidnapped, locked up, have their passports taken, probably hooked on drugs and/or beaten etc.

The Norks
30-09-2005, 11:27:20
is there an echo in here? ;)

Funko
30-09-2005, 11:28:13
:p

Gary
30-09-2005, 11:28:42
That's disgusting. I've no problems with brothels but to be forced to 'work' there !

Need to 'throw the book' at those responsible.

Gary
30-09-2005, 11:30:05
I think the violence (or threat of it) comes after the tricking K_G.

Funko
30-09-2005, 11:30:49
echo, echo, echo

Drekkus
30-09-2005, 11:33:36
Originally posted by The Norks
I'm all for the legalisation of brothels, then stuff like this wouldn't happen so easily, not to mention all the other problems associated with illegal prostitution. The figures on the number of eastern european women being trafficked each year are horrifying, and it must be a huge waste of police time to cope with the ordinary offences. It's legislated here in Holland, but the same problems still remain.

Cruddy
02-10-2005, 00:04:49
Odd. I heard of a school in Manchester were the teenage girls regularly get ferried out in taxis to "service clients" around the city.

From one of the teachers that worked there.

Strange we have to import sex workers when there's so many underage girls willing to take up the slack (ahem).

Oerdin
02-10-2005, 03:00:59
It's cheaper to outsource it to workers from eastern Europe, I guess. If you are beaten, drugged, and chained to the bed you can't exactly engage in collective barginning now can you?

Provost Harrison
02-10-2005, 12:15:58
Originally posted by Kitsuki
There used to be a brothel in York above the Early Learning Centre (I am reliably informed...)

:lol:

How reliably? :D

Provost Harrison
02-10-2005, 12:17:54
Originally posted by Tizzy
I don't know why I find it amusing that the place is called Cuddles, but I do.

For me, it's the Keith Harris association :lol:

http://www.delboyenterprises.dsl.pipex.com/images/Cuddles.jpg