Ipswich: Pensioner who helped run brothel at Angels massage parlour is spared jail

Brothel court case

POLICE officers who swooped on a town centre brothel found a naked couple having sex in a bedroom, a court has heard.

The raid at Angels massage parlour in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, followed a number of visits to the premises by undercover police officers posing as customers, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

On one occasion an undercover officer was taken into a bedroom and offered sex by a woman working at the premises, a court has heard.

The officer went to Angels after making an appointment by telephone and was given prices for services offered, Ipswich Crown Court was told,

After being introduced to two women the officer was taken to a bedroom by one of them. “From their discussion it was quite clear what was on offer,” said Stephen Spence, prosecuting.

On another occasion an undercover officer was introduced to two scantily dressed women and was told he could have a massage and sexual intercourse for �70. The officer had made his excuses and left, said Mr Spence.

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Police officers who raided the premises found four sex workers in the building including one who was having sex with a naked man.

Officers arrested 71-year-old Peter Yallop, of St Clement’s Church Lane, Ipswich during the raid and yesterday he was given an eight- month prison sentence suspended for two years after he admitted assisting in the management of a brothel and growing 19 cannabis plants at his home.

Sentencing Yallop, Judge David Goodin said he had been significantly involved in the day-to-day running of the premises

Also before the court was Danny Burrows, 63, of Cherry Blossom Close, Ipswich, who admitted managing a brothel. He was due to be sentenced with Yallop yesterday but his hearing was adjourned after his barrister was delayed getting to court.

Mr Spence told the court that Burrows had been responsible for outgoings at the premises in Woodbridge Road from 1999. In the summer of 2008 he had put the tenancy into Yallop’s name, but despite this had continued to pay bills with his credit card.

The premises were advertised on the internet and in newspapers and police officers used undercover officers to pose as customers after becoming suspicious that the premises were being operated as a brothel, said Mr Spence.

After his arrest, Yallop said he ran errands for Burrows and ran the girls working at the brothel around.

Ronald Jaffa for Yallop said his client was in poor health and had assisted in the management of the brothel for “pocket money.”

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