Chinese immigrant jailed for running brothels

The court heard Chunjie Wang (35), a mother of two, organised four brothels in Rathmines, Swords, Blanchardstown and Clondalkin for seven months in 2011. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

A mother of two who started running brothels in Dublin after an injury rendered her unable to work has been jailed for 18 months.

Chunjie Wang (35) of Castlewood Ave, Rathmines, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one count of organising prostitution.

The court heard on Thursday that Wang, a mother of two, organised four brothels in Rathmines, Swords, Blanchardstown and Clondalkin for seven months between January 1st 2011 and July 22nd 2011.

She was arrested after gardaí raided the brothel in Rathmines on July 23rd 2011 following an investigation into a website advertising Chinese escorts.

Detective Garda Karen Ryan told the court over €18,000 in cash was discovered on the premises, along with 19 mobile phones and a number of laptops. The mobile phone numbers corresponded with numbers advertised on the escort website.

Wang was arrested in the Rathmines brothel. She admitted organising the running of the brothels by co-ordinating the provision of sexual services, the length and nature of the services and taking payments.

Four bank accounts were linked to her with a total balance of over €27,000, Det Gda Ryan told the court. Payments of between €3,000 and €5,000 were sent to China every few days.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/circuit-court/woman-who-ran-four-dublin-brothels-jailed-for-18-months-1.2610982

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