A man has been jailed for more than five years for trafficking women from Brazil to work in a brothel. Mark Viner, 62, was extradited from his villa near Barcelona last year after a two-year police investigation uncovered the brothel in Cheltenham. Police said Viner was able to fund a lavish lifestyle on a "modest income" having rented three penthouse apartments at Millennium Plaza in Cheltenham.
Human trafficking: Man extradited to UK over Cheltenham 'brothels'. He admitted two counts of human trafficking and one count of keeping a brothel. Lezlie Davies, 61, and year-old Rosana Gomes admitted assisting in managing the brothel.
He used one as his former home, one as a brothel and another where Davies lived. Gomes acted as the brothel's receptionist, managing the bookings. Viner was arrested in Spain in October and extradited to the UK.
He was jailed for five years and nine months and pgostitution faces Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings. Related Topics. Cheltenham Brazil Bristol Human trafficking.
More on this story. Published 6 December