Trial date set for Northamptonshire trio charged following human trafficking investigation
They were arrested as part of nationwide raids in February
Three alleged gang members from Nortthamptonshire will stand trial in September charged with prostitution offences, fraud and posession of indecent images of children offences after a huge police investigation into human trafficking.
The trio were among those arrested last month addresses in Northamptonshire, London, Kent and West Yorkshire.
Their month-long trial is set for September at Guildford Crown Court. Those accused are:
■ Justyna Sieredzinska, 29, of Sycamore Close, Kettering, charged with one charge of conspiracy to control prostitution for gain, two offences of attaining/possessing criminal property and two offences of fraud;
■ Maceij Sidorkiewicz, 30, of Sycamore Close, Kettering, charged with two offences of attaining/possessing criminal property and two offences of fraud;
■ Mariusz Moniuszko, 39, of Buttercup Close, Corby, charged with 17 fraud offences, one charge of conspiracy to control prostitution for gain, two charges of arranging or facilitating travel with a view to exploitation, one charge of possessing criminal property to the value of £17,815, and five charges relating to the possession/making of indecent images of children/prohibited images;
■ Dariusz Sieredzinski, 33, of Maidstone Road, Kent, charged with one charge of conspiracy to control prostitution for gain, three charges of possessing articles for use in fraud and two further charges of fraud;
■ Wladyslaw Kieruc, 55 of Merton High Street, Colliers Wood, London, charged with three counts of perverting the course of justice.
Working in partnership with Surrey Police, the Polish Policja also arrested a 32-year-old man in Bialystok, Poland, for similar offences. He has since been remanded into Polish custody.
The warrants formed part of an intelligence-led operation following months of planning to disrupt modern slavery offences, including trafficking and prostitution, across the UK.