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A Derby man has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to forcing a woman into prostitution.
Dan Ailinkai forced the victim, a woman in her 20s, to work as a prostitute to pay for his debts.
The 53-year-old’s crimes were exposed after the woman told officers how Ailinka, originally from Romania, would threaten her with violence, following through and attacking her on one occasion, and take any money that was earnt from the prostitution.
The victim, who was forced to work as a prostitute from November 2019 until January 2020, managed to flee the house and report the crimes to officers at Pear Tree police station and has since received support and safeguarding from the force and partner agencies.
Ailinka, of Havelock Road, Derby, appeared at Derby Crown Court on 2 August where he pleaded guilty to one count of requiring a person to perform forced or compulsory labour.
He was sentenced to three years in prison and has also been recommended for deportation.
Sergeant Eleanor Develin, who led the investigation into Ailinkai, said: “Forced labour of any kind is abhorrent, but to force a woman into prostitution is just awful.
“Ailinkai’s crimes were calculated and, as well as lining his pockets with cash, humiliated this young woman.
“Thankfully she was able to escape the situation and has since been helped by partners to begin a new chapter in her life.
“If you, or someone you know, is being exploited then there is help out there. It is not right and should not be allowed to continue.”
Anyone with information about modern slavery or forced labour can report it to Derbyshire police, in confidence, at any time using any of the below methods:
You can find out more about modern slavery by visiting www.antislavery.org and report concerns to the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.