A father and son coerced an ‘extremely vulnerable’ young woman into being a prostitute in Walsall after hiring her to be the family nanny.
The two Hungarian nationals told their fellow native that they had run out of money and she had to pay her way, resulting in her having sex with up to 60 men in one week and sometimes more than one at a time. The men earned up to £900 in the process before they were rumbled when authorities in Hungary were alerted by a letter the woman had sent home to a friend.
Father Imre Orsos, aged 49, and 20-year-old son Roland were sentenced to four and three years behind bars respectively.
They had come over to the UK in June last year to visit Imre Orsos’ wife on custody matters relating to their young daughter.
In December he hired a woman he knew from back home in Hungary to be a nanny for his daughter, paying her fare to the UK.
But within weeks of her arrival the woman – who told police officers she was locked inside the house and would not be let out on her own – was given an ultimatum.
Prosecutor Mr David Bennett yesterday told Wolverhampton Crown Court: “For the first week or so everything was fine although she described the address – in Weston Street, Caldmore – as squalid and dirty.
“The defendants told her they had no money and she would have to sleep with men for money to pay for her keep, whenever she wasn’t looking after the child. They told her if she didn’t she’d be thrown out.
“She was made to have sex with 50 or 60 men, sometime more than one at a time.”
The court heard that Roland Orsos would drive the woman to addresses and wait.
“She felt helpless and was entirely dependant on the defendants,” Mr Bennett added.
This lasted for about a week until the letter back home resulted in a police call.
Mr Anthony Schiller, defending Imre Orsos said: “It was not at any stage a pre-planned idea. She could remain or she could go elsewhere.” Mr Simon Rippon, defending Roland Orsos, added: “The offer of work was for her to work as a prostitute. An ultimatum was given.”
Both men admitted causing prostitution for gain, with the father given four years in prison and the son three years in a young offenders’ institute. Judge Martin Walsh said: “By virtue of her vulnerability she perceived she had no alternative course of action available to her.”