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Two men who employed vulnerable teenage girls as prostitutes have been jailed. The men were charged with various offences relating to child prostitution and were convicted following a trial at Basildon Crown Court. Police said the pair had "absolutely no regard for just how young and vulnerable" the girls were, calling their actions "selfish and despicable". Castle, of Friday Street, Eastbourne, was sentenced to four years in prison for five offences, including controlling child prostitution, possession of indecent images of children and being concerned in the supply of mephedrone. The court heard the computer programmer had pictures of one of his victims on his phone - she had started working for the agency just before her 16th birthday.
In pictures: inside the pitsea brothel shut down by police
Send your stories and photos now. The house's living room was converted in to a client waiting area that doubled as a bedroom.
Residents have described how men would knock on their doors late at night looking for sex. On Friday, PC Marek Jaworski obtained a closure order from magistrates, banning anyone entering the property.
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Stay Informed and Stay Safe. Mienesh Patel, who manages the property on behalf of the landlord, said he was made aware the house was operating as a brothel in November. He did not evict the prostitutes, who are from Romania, because he did not want to make them homeless for Christmas. In Memoriam.
Essex Police boarded up the property on Friday night.
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It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Continue reading. Police raided the brothel in November and arrested two women, however, problems got worse.