Leeds man and woman among gang accused of running prostitution ring

They are also among those accused of organizing the victims’ travel with a view to exploiting them and laundering money.

The five appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday October 18, where they all denied the charges.

It was alleged that they were involved in the criminal enterprise between January 2017 and July 2020.

A prostitute on the street. (library photo)

They are due to go on trial in 2024 and it is expected to last four weeks.

Foong Mai Chang, 50, of The Elms, Henconner Lane, Bramley, Leeds. She is charged with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of others for the purpose of exploitation, conspiracy to control prostitution for profit, and criminal money laundering. Yuhua Chen, 47, of The Elms, Henconner Lane, Bramley, Leeds. He is charged with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of others for the purpose of exploitation, conspiracy to control prostitution for profit, and criminal money laundering. Jianfa Huang, 65, of Myrtle Close, Sheffield. He is charged with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of others for the purpose of exploitation, conspiracy to control prostitution for profit, and criminal money laundering. Jia Yin Xie, 33, from Sandbeds, Bradford. He is charged with conspiracy to control prostitution for profit. Kong Fei Lee, 45, of Japiur Restaurant, High Street, Corhsam, Wiltshire. He is charged with conspiracy to control prostitution for profit.

They have all been released on bail and told they must appear at Leeds Crown Court for their trial, which is due to start in January 2024.

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