Officers in Southampton have charged a woman today (April 12) with offences relating to modern day slavery
Huiqi Yuan, 43, of no fixed abode has been charged with:
• Arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation
• Control prostitution for gain
The charge comes after an investigation commenced on April 9 in relation to an incident at Atlantic Mansions block of flats on Albert Road South.
A 45-year-old woman was identified and safeguarded and she is being supported by specially trained officers.
Two men, a 72-year-old man from Southampton and 64-year-old man from Fareham were arrested on suspicion of causing / inciting prostitution for gain. They have been questioned by officers and released under investigation.
Huiqi Yuan, 43, of no fixed abode will appear before Southampton Magistrates Court today.
Chief Inspector Phil Lamb said: “Information from communities is key in identifying criminal activity connected to organised crime and modern day slavery. I would continue to encourage anyone who notices suspicious activity or a vulnerable person who seems to be working against their will to contact us.
“You are our eyes and ears out there. If you see anything suspicious or anyone you are concerned about, please get in touch.”
Modern Slavery takes many forms and could involve someone who is:
You can also report any information or suspicious activity in complete confidence via the Modern Slavery helpline (@mshelpline) on 08000121700