Pair jailed for sex trafficking

Csaba Safian

Sandor Mohacsi

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A pimp who helped run a brothel as part of a major sex trafficking operation has been jailed for nearly three years.

Csaba Safian, 33, was part of a gang that brought 53 young women from a poor part of Hungary to work as prostitutes in the U.K, including in a brothel in Eastbourne.

He was jailed yesterday alongside Sandor Mohacsi, 35, after both pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to traffic women into the UK for sexual exploitation, between March 2011 and October 2012.

Five other members of the gang, who also used rooms in the University of Sussex’s Falmer campus as a brothel, were jailed in January after a trial.

Yesterday Hove Crown Court heard how the women worked as prostitutes in Hungary before being recruited to work in England and advertised on website adultwork.com.

Safian, of no fixed address, put his name to the tenancy of a property in Marine Parade, Eastbourne, used as a brothel.

A Hungarian woman said she travelled with Safian to Eastbourne to work in the brothel having agreed to see 10 clients per day at the rate of £100 per day. But on her first day she had sex with more men. Amy Packham, prosecuting, said the woman complained to Safian but he responded that she was “a newbie, and fresh meat, and things would quieten down.”

Ms Packham said the girl was not physically forced to stay in the brothel, but could not afford to fly home and was spoken to in a way that made it clear she should stay, and often chaperoned outside. The gang moved the brothel to Woolwich in November 2011 after police visited the Eastbourne address. Mohacsi, 35, helped drive the girls between hotels and airports, the court heard.

Mitigating, Safian’s lawyer Richard McConaghy suggested his client had been “used” to put his name on documents and was low in the gang’s hierarchy.

Sentencing both men to two years and eight months’ jail, Judge Richard Hayward said the women were “willing to come to the U.K. thinking they would better their lives.”

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6:11am Wed 6 Aug 14

Tr1stan says...

Scum!
Scum! Tr1stan
  • Score: 13

7:45am Wed 6 Aug 14

Cheery-soul says...

Scum.
Scum. Cheery-soul
  • Score: 6

8:24am Wed 6 Aug 14

hoveguyactually says...

And they should be deported as soon as their incredibly short sentence ends. We don't need scum like that in this country. How I long for the day when UKIP will take over and foreign criminals will be chucked out.
And they should be deported as soon as their incredibly short sentence ends. We don't need scum like that in this country. How I long for the day when UKIP will take over and foreign criminals will be chucked out. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 12

9:23am Wed 6 Aug 14

stevensavage says...

i hope the guys who go to these places maybe have a second thought as its sad that these things happen around here.to many men think with their trouser snake and not the brain
i hope the guys who go to these places maybe have a second thought as its sad that these things happen around here.to many men think with their trouser snake and not the brain stevensavage
  • Score: 8

9:42am Wed 6 Aug 14

ThinkBrighton says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
And they should be deported as soon as their incredibly short sentence ends. We don't need scum like that in this country. How I long for the day when UKIP will take over and foreign criminals will be chucked out.
I think you are 100% right, but also wishfull thinking, as these sort of people always have their rights thought of by some social do-gooder who hasn't a clue to the harm they will do.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: And they should be deported as soon as their incredibly short sentence ends. We don't need scum like that in this country. How I long for the day when UKIP will take over and foreign criminals will be chucked out.[/p][/quote]I think you are 100% right, but also wishfull thinking, as these sort of people always have their rights thought of by some social do-gooder who hasn't a clue to the harm they will do. ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 2

9:46am Wed 6 Aug 14

qm says...

Pimps deserve nothing less than hanging.
Pimps deserve nothing less than hanging. qm
  • Score: 7

12:42pm Wed 6 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

stevensavage wrote:
i hope the guys who go to these places maybe have a second thought as its sad that these things happen around here.to many men think with their trouser snake and not the brain
Dont think these sorts of lowlife men could care less as long as they get sex.
[quote][p][bold]stevensavage[/bold] wrote: i hope the guys who go to these places maybe have a second thought as its sad that these things happen around here.to many men think with their trouser snake and not the brain[/p][/quote]Dont think these sorts of lowlife men could care less as long as they get sex. sussexram40
  • Score: 1

12:48pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

Scum! But how can the owner of a certain brothel in Brighton get away with it for so long? Why isn't she behind bars too! I don't get it?
Scum! But how can the owner of a certain brothel in Brighton get away with it for so long? Why isn't she behind bars too! I don't get it? Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 3

1:00pm Wed 6 Aug 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

So why haven't the other men involved in this gang been charged as well?

The sentence should be for life if they don't give this information.
So why haven't the other men involved in this gang been charged as well? The sentence should be for life if they don't give this information. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -1

4:50pm Wed 6 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Mrbrightside1 wrote:
Scum! But how can the owner of a certain brothel in Brighton get away with it for so long? Why isn't she behind bars too! I don't get it?
Not being up to speed with the brothel scene I don't know who you refer to but perhaps because she isn't a Hungarian man?
Being Hungarian and a man must make you look like a bad person in the eyes of the law when prostitution is concerned. If the said woman is an old lady and English then she may be perceived as a harmless sort whereas a Hungarian male is seen as an evil pimp.
Perceptions and stereotypes seem to play a role in criminal sentencing and the urgency with which the Police pursue people.
[quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: Scum! But how can the owner of a certain brothel in Brighton get away with it for so long? Why isn't she behind bars too! I don't get it?[/p][/quote]Not being up to speed with the brothel scene I don't know who you refer to but perhaps because she isn't a Hungarian man? Being Hungarian and a man must make you look like a bad person in the eyes of the law when prostitution is concerned. If the said woman is an old lady and English then she may be perceived as a harmless sort whereas a Hungarian male is seen as an evil pimp. Perceptions and stereotypes seem to play a role in criminal sentencing and the urgency with which the Police pursue people. sussexram40
  • Score: -1

5:35pm Wed 6 Aug 14

stevensavage says...

NONCE
NONCE stevensavage
  • Score: -3

9:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Larry the Lamb says...

It's been going on for years, and still goes on despite these people getting caught. I see adverts in the papers all the time advertizing blatantly so why aren't the police checking out those adverts as well and get it all cleaned up.
No one who was not born here should be allowed to stay in the UK if they have a criminal record. We don't need more scum. Interesting that you can't enter the USA if you have a criminal record so why aren't we doing the same here????
It's been going on for years, and still goes on despite these people getting caught. I see adverts in the papers all the time advertizing blatantly so why aren't the police checking out those adverts as well and get it all cleaned up. No one who was not born here should be allowed to stay in the UK if they have a criminal record. We don't need more scum. Interesting that you can't enter the USA if you have a criminal record so why aren't we doing the same here???? Larry the Lamb
  • Score: 1

6:43am Thu 7 Aug 14

cookie_brighton says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
And they should be deported as soon as their incredibly short sentence ends. We don't need scum like that in this country. How I long for the day when UKIP will take over and foreign criminals will be chucked out.
Remove the blinkers.........you are only reading what you want to read about UKIP...........then you are reading it wrong........Farage is for immigration, he uses the words .....working visas.......he is married to an immigrant.......his wife is German. Farage wants to get rid of the N.H.S. if you are happy to pay each time you see your G.P. or everytime you go into hospital........then vote for UKIP..........and if you do......I hope you have a healthy, injury free life.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: And they should be deported as soon as their incredibly short sentence ends. We don't need scum like that in this country. How I long for the day when UKIP will take over and foreign criminals will be chucked out.[/p][/quote]Remove the blinkers.........you are only reading what you want to read about UKIP...........then you are reading it wrong........Farage is for immigration, he uses the words .....working visas.......he is married to an immigrant.......his wife is German. Farage wants to get rid of the N.H.S. if you are happy to pay each time you see your G.P. or everytime you go into hospital........then vote for UKIP..........and if you do......I hope you have a healthy, injury free life. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 2

11:52am Thu 7 Aug 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
And they should be deported as soon as their incredibly short sentence ends. We don't need scum like that in this country. How I long for the day when UKIP will take over and foreign criminals will be chucked out.
Remove the blinkers.........you are only reading what you want to read about UKIP...........then you are reading it wrong........Farage is for immigration, he uses the words .....working visas.......he is married to an immigrant.......his wife is German. Farage wants to get rid of the N.H.S. if you are happy to pay each time you see your G.P. or everytime you go into hospital........then vote for UKIP..........and if you do......I hope you have a healthy, injury free life.
UKIP
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: And they should be deported as soon as their incredibly short sentence ends. We don't need scum like that in this country. How I long for the day when UKIP will take over and foreign criminals will be chucked out.[/p][/quote]Remove the blinkers.........you are only reading what you want to read about UKIP...........then you are reading it wrong........Farage is for immigration, he uses the words .....working visas.......he is married to an immigrant.......his wife is German. Farage wants to get rid of the N.H.S. if you are happy to pay each time you see your G.P. or everytime you go into hospital........then vote for UKIP..........and if you do......I hope you have a healthy, injury free life.[/p][/quote]UKIP Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 0

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