Ely Woman Was Running A Brothel

A MASSEUSE who ran a brothel from a flat in Ely has been jailed for 15 months and will be forced to hand over assets made by the business . Chinese-born Keqi Wu – also known as Chi Chi or Jessica - was arrested by police as part of a national crackdown to

A MASSEUSE who ran a brothel from a flat in Ely has been jailed for 15 months and will be forced to hand over assets made by the 'business'.

Chinese-born Keqi Wu - also known as Chi Chi or Jessica - was arrested by police as part of a national crackdown to target human trafficking for the sex trade.

When officers tackled her Lantern Court flat in August last year, a Chinese girl was found working from the premises, Cambridge Crown Court was told.

They also found large numbers of condoms, along with items associated with the sex trade.

Wu did not offer sex herself, but provided housing, house-keeping and advertising, and took a cut of the takings.

Bank details and paperwork linked Wu to the address and revealed that she had made £81,000 in 2007.

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The 42-year-old had spent £35,000 advertising her 12-hour a day "massage businesses" in Ely and Norfolk.

She admitted two charges of managing brothels and a later Proceeds of Crime hearing will determine how much money should be confiscated from her enterprise.

She was one of three Chinese women charged with keeping brothels in Cambridgeshire.

In total, there have been 41 arrests in Cambridgeshire since the launch of Operation Radium 10 months ago.

Officers have so far rescued 12 victims of the sex trade- nine adults and three children - and visited 119 premises.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Vanterpool, who led the operation, said: "Although the national campaign is now over, work in Cambridgeshire will continue to target those involved in human trafficking and their victims.