Sex worker who helped jail gang behind brothels to be deported
Evening Standard, 18/10/2013 . A former sex worker and victim of human trafficking is facing deportation, after she helped jail the gang who abused and trafficked her. The woman, originally from Chile, was a key witness in two trials involving members of a Turkish crime gang which ran brothels in north London.
During the trail she was allowed to stay in the UK, but afterwards the Home Office refused to extend her permit to stay. Three Turkish women from the criminal gang were jailed back in 2011 for helping run a brothel. Now they have finished their sentence and yet they have not been deported, while the victim is at high risk of deportation and afraid of going back to Chile, where people regard prostitution as a taboo.