Robert Golinski prosecutes trafficking case in which three men are jailed for a total of 53 years

March 31, 2016

Robert Golinski from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted a trafficking case in which two young women believed they were starting a new life in the UK, but were instead brutally raped and subjected to violence.

Marcus Petre, 26, and Adrian Matei, 34, of Longworth Street, Preston, were found guilty of intentionally facilitating entry to the UK of a person with a view to their sexual exploitation and two counts of rape, while 35-year-old Ionut Ion, of the same address, was found guilty of managing a brothel and two counts of rape.

Petre and Matei were both jailed for 20 years, while Ion was imprisoned for 13 years.

Judge Pamela Badley, sitting at Preston Crown Court, said: “Each of these women were degraded and treated as sources of income and that was the motivation for the subsequent rapes.”