06:00 July 16, 2022
Two women appeared in court accused of conspiring to corrupt public morals by allowing premises in Ipswich to be used as a brothel.
At Ipswich Crown Court for a plea and pre-trial hearing on Friday (July 15), Shu Choy, 66, of Lorain Close, London and Mingzi Shi, 38, of Fox Road, Lower Bourne , Farnham.
They pleaded not guilty to controlling prostitution for profit, along with Ines Ogata, on October 18 last year.
Choi also denied conspiracy to corrupt public morals by allowing premises in Ipswich to be used as a brothel between February 2012 and October last year and Shi denied conspiracy to corrupt public morals by allowing the use of premises in Ipswich as a brothel between August 2016 and October. Last year.
They also each denied a charge of possession of criminal property.
Their trial, which is expected to last two to three weeks, will take place in August next year and a further case management hearing will take place on September 23 this year.
Judge Emma Peters allowed the defendants to remain free on bail.
Ogata, 70, of Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich pleaded not guilty in March this year to controlling prostitution for profit between June 2015 and October last year.
She also denied owning criminal property, namely cash credits paid into Lloyds and HSBC bank accounts, knowing or suspecting that these were the proceeds of criminal conduct.
Ogata’s trial will take place next year.