Holiday homes in the Peak District are being employed as “pop-up brothels” by evil slave gang managers that are advertising vulnerable girls for sex on the net and subsequently trafficking them, as stated by the Bishop of Derby.
The picturesque tourist destination is currently a hot-spot for traffickers who rent homes out and rely on them brothels to earn maximum gain before proceeding on another area, the Rt Rev Dr Alastair Redfern has told the Derby Telegraph.
Dr Redfern, that has been operating in the House of Lords to toughen legislation on the matter, has praised the work of Derbyshire police to undertake modern slavery and human trafficking from the county but he stated, despite lots of charges and convictions, the problem is getting worse.
The Bishop, who regularly meets victims as part of his job discriminated against human trafficking, said women were coming to Derby about the guarantee of working in restaurants or bars but the job does not exist and instead they’re coerced into a life of prostitution.
Dr Redfern stated: “Derby is a place where Eastern European women have come over in search for a better life but they have been pressured into working in a brothel and they have their life taken out of them.
“From the Peak District, there are lots of holiday homes used as pop up brothels. The organised criminals bring the vulnerable women in and use a cabin for company. They stay for just four weeks and make a whole lot of cash.
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“All they’re paying is the rent. But they’re in secluded areas and, even before anyone realises what is going on or becomes suspicious about anything, then they’re off to some new place and they take the women together.
“What a smart business model. It’s a very inexpensive place to rent, especially compared to that which they would be producing.”
Dr Redfern explained that, during his work, he has never encounter a trafficked women working in a brothel who came over to the UK with the intent of working in a single.
He said: “That is a significant unlawful enterprise. They are put and made to work in brothels because the job they were promised does not exist, they have very limited grasp of the terminology and don’t have any cash.
“She’s that they provided drugs as that’s another way to apply control. She’s addicted and then begins to drop everything.
“I have met a victim living in London that has been raped ten times every day. They’ve lost their dignity, dropped their goal. The guarantees they have been provided are broken. This is happening in Derby too.”
Other shocking cases of human trafficking he has encounter include around 20 men living in a two-bedroom home in Normanton, together with a single bathroom, being transported to work, using their passports having been taken from them.
Dr Redfern stated: “Their very humanity has been knocked out. They are broken and their capacity to think of themselves as human beings is extremely weak indeed. They are living in horrible packed conditions.
“Bank accounts have been opened in their names but they don’t have any idea. They’ve been signed to different advantages but they are not getting a penny. The controllers as well as the owners are receiving all of it, while the victims are still working all day for hardly any money. That is a serious and organised criminal enterprise.
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“They are treated as animals. Their treatment is dreadful. This is happening in our communities. They’ve one bath and a single bathroom between 20 of these. It’s just horrible.”
Dr Redfern stated it was important the public picked up the indicators of the crime – that he said is rising.
He said: “For the public it’s difficult as it’s quite usual to observe groups of men get into a car and drive around for work. It occurs all the time. But the public need to look closer. Are they all departing the same home? Is their demeanor different? It’s probably victims will be yelled at.
“If they are not mixing with other people then it’s likely they’re trapped in this situation. We’re asking people to be on the watch for the signals.
“Some victims have mental health issues. They are vulnerable. They are controlled. They’ll believe the police are out to receive them will treat them badly if they talk. They’ll be living in fear. They’ve been groomed and brainwashed into that lifestyle.
“We will need to be asking the questions. Among the key phrases in the job we do would be ‘we see you’. We will need to be on the lookout for each other. We will need to pay attention.”
Dr Redfern stated he does not know how society got able for all these offences to be taking place.
He added: “There’s more and more modern slavery taking place. The conflict is on. The police have really got all this over. It was the case they would raid a brothel and detain the woman for being engaged with sex work and drug offences. That has not been the case in Derbyshire but it’s been elsewhere.
“Now we know these folks are victims. Businesses’ve got to be aware and understand the signals.
“Businesses are exposed to this, especially little businesses who should make a profit.
“But we’re all customers of the. We all benefit from that – whether that’s going to a more affordable car wash that could be employing victims, or even a nail bar, or even a brothel, or even getting somebody in for cheap labour. The big change will come if everybody accomplishes this.
“We will need to push back and seize control of the problem. We all have tremendous power. We all will need to understand the indications and get the evidence.”