Woman accused of trafficking to brothel
PUBLISHED: 16:32 09 May 2011 | UPDATED: 16:41 09 May 2011
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A CHINESE woman has been accused of trafficking young females to a brothel she ran in central Weston.
Yang Ling Yang is accused with organising the trafficking of young women within the United Kingdom for sexual exploitation between May 2-4, and running a brothel in Wadham Street between April 19 and May 4.
The 52-year-old Chinese national, of Wadham Street, spoke through an interpreter when she appeared at North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges on Friday, where the court heard she was the last stop for young women being trafficked from China to the brothel.
Neil Scott, defending, said: “My client accepts she was a prostitute working at the address, but denies that she was trafficking people or had any role in the running or management of this premises.”
She has not yet entered a formal plea and has been remanded in custody before appearing at the court again on Friday.