Brighton brothel sex trafficker jailed

Posted On 09 Nov 2014 at 12:01 pm

A man who helped to traffick dozens of women, some of whom were put to work in brothels in Brighton, has been jailed.

One of the brothels was on the Sussex University campus at Falmer.

Attila Kolompar, 37, was part of a gang of eight people – seven Hungarians and an English woman who used to live in Hove. He is the final gang member to be sentenced.

He admitted trafficking women for sexual exploitation and was jailed for two years and nine months by Judge Richard Hayward at Lewes Crown Court on Friday afternoon (7 November).

Five members of the gang were jailed for between three and six years in January by the same judge at Hove Crown Court.

They included Victoria Brown, formerly of Holland Road, Hove. She was 25 when she was jailed for three years. She has a two-year-old son by gang leader Mate Puskas, 26.

The gang brought more than 60 vulnerable women to Britain and forced them to work as prostitutes in Brighton, Eastbourne, Gatwick, Folkestone and Margate.

They were made to work shifts of up to 12 hours a day, seeing between 10 and 15 men for sex.

They charged £100 an hour but kept just 10 per cent of the money that they earned while enduring threats and violence from members of the gang.

Kolompar was extradited from Hungary in March.

The court was told that he acted as a chaperone and driver to the women who were in their teens and twenties.

He made more than £5,000 a month bringing the women to Britain and escorting them between the brothels.

The gang members given prison sentences in January were Brown, Puskas, Zoltan Mohacsi, 36, and brothers Istvan Toth, 34, and Peter Toth, 28. The Toths failed to answer their bail and are still on the run.

Seven months later Sandor Mohacsi, 35, and Csaba Safian, 33, were also jailed by Judge Hayward at Hove Crown Court. He sentenced both men to two years and eight months in prison.

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