|Three Fulham Women in Court over Alleged Trafficking|
Accused of bringing girls into the UK to be used for sex
Three women living in two of Fulham's most upmarket developments, Brompton Park Cresent and Imperial Wharf are among five people who appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 16 May.
The women are:
Tatiana Shmyrova, 44 of Brompton Park Crescent, who was charged with conspiracy to traffic persons into the United Kingdom for sexual exploitation and conspiracy to control prostitution for gain. She was also charged under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
They appeared on court along with two men:
Richard Gorecki, 36 of Caspian Walk, E16, charged with conspiracy to control prostitution for gain. He was also charged under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Michael Poole, 27 of Hazelwood Lane N13, charged with conspiracy to control prostitution for gain. He was also charged under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
In court it was claimed that they were part of a Fulham prostitution racket which involved trafficking girls into the UK to be used for sex.
Natalia Cannon and Tatiana Shmyrova brought girls to the capital to work in Chelsea and Kensington, it is claimed. Shmyrova is accused of being the 'Madam' of the organisation and the court was told that she would arrange through Cannon and Gorecki, for the girls to be picked up from the airport and taken to clients in brothels.
The court appearance follow arrests made last Tuesday after police searched 13 addresses including Imperial Wharf and Brompton Park Crescent in Fulham's Seagrave Road, close to Chelsea's Stamford Bridge ground.
The women are suspected to be part of a gang with links with the Russian mafia.
Police say at around 7am on Tuesday, detectives from the MPS Human Trafficking and Prostitution Unit, assisted by Safer Neighbourhoods and Home Office immigration officers conducted search warrants at 13 addresses.
Two other people arrested at the same time, a 30 year-old woman and a 51 year-old man have been bailed to return pending further enquiries.
May 16, 2013