A 44 year old Kenyan woman has been sentenced for 10 years in jail for running a brothel.
Ann Muya O’Brien, 44, and husband Martin Carroll, 47, are touted as millionaires who lived a lavish lifestyle funded by the proceeds of running their escort agency.
According to The Daily Mail, Ann moved in Ireland from Kenya in 1997 and started her first brothel then. She was reportedly managing 40 prostitutes and paying thousands of pounds into 27 bank accounts each week.
In 2005 Ann Muya O’Brien was convicted of three counts of controlling prostitution but was released and given Community Service punishment and ordered to pay back £600,000 of her fortune.
In the recent case The judge ruled it was the fourth time madam O’Brien was being taken to court over the same crime, which he says is a criminal offence that exploited many people of considerable vulnerability.
Her sister Elizabeth Muya, 48, has also been found guilty of conspiracy to convert criminal property and two counts of keeping a brothel for prostitution.
The three are also accused trafficking and enslaving a Romanian woman in one of the brothels.
“One of those people had been trafficked from Romania and was subjected to conditions which amount to modern slavery.” The Prosecutor Alexander Agbamu is quoted by the Daily Mail.