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PHOENIX -- The women were forced to live and work in filth and near darkness, the federal agent said, surviving on only the tips they received from performing massages and sexual favors. All felony charges against the alleged ringleaders were dropped. And sex-trafficking experts said the women were likely re-traumatized. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.
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Her family believe the Nejloveaunus have destroyed their lives. The violence escalated - she was threatened with a knife and thrown down stairs. Published 18 January Published 27 October Related Internet Links. I was praying to God, day and night.
Romanians Bogdan and Marius Nejloveanu promised the women homes and jobs but instead beat and degraded them. A father and son have been convicted of trafficking women into England and forcing them to work as prostitutes. In mid Roxana was taken to Paris, but her passport and identification were taken away.
That woman led officers to Birmingham. I felt bad, awful.
More on this story. Now back home, she has no job.
Trafficked women 'a family firm'. The former manager of the Shangri-La massage parlour in Openshaw told police he thought one of the women working there was being coerced.
Roxana not her real name said: "Marius said to us, 'You'll do exactly as my other women are doing'. BBC News spoke to one of their victims, now back at home in Romania, about the ordeal which she says ruined her family.
She had only the clothes she was wearing. But the money she was promised she could earn in England would put electricity in her family's home. And he did to us what the clients were doing to us," she said. Marius controlled who she could see, where she could go and what and when she could eat.
'break from poverty'
Father and son traffickers guilty. She was then driven to Birmingham and told that rather than the jobs she thought she would find, she must work as a prostitute.
She did not even know where she was when she was forced to work in filthy flats and brothels. HM Courts Service.
Rescue eventually came after another victim was found in one of the Manchester brothels in October that year. The year-old lives in one of Romania's most impoverished regions and had never left her village before.
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Marius didn't take me to the hospital. But what money she earned was taken by the Nejloveanus.
When Roxana was found, she did not know what country she was in. Back in Romania, her mother was calling Marius and his father, Bogdan, desperate for news of her daughter.
You said in Romania we would earn 1, euros a month working in a restaurant'. When Roxana refused, she was beaten and raped. Roxana thought Marius Nejloveanu was offering her a way out of poverty. Beaten and raped.