Marius ‘Mario’ Nejloveanu, 23, brought six vulnerable women to Britain from their native Romania to work as prostitutes – and his 51-year-old father, Bogdan ‘Uncle’ Nejloveanu, helped him.
The victims were duped into coming with promises of work or believed Marius loved them. They were driven out of Romania and flown into the UK.
Once they were in his clutches, they were beaten, repeatedly sexually assaulted and forced to work and sleep at Manchester brothels.
The ring was uncovered in October 2008 after police rescued a 25-year-old woman from the Shangri-La massage parlour in Openshaw after concerns were raised for her welfare.
Bodgan and Marius fled to the continent before being extradited and brought to justice in Greater Manchester Police’s biggest-ever sex trafficking investigation.
Marius was today found guilty at Mancehester crown court of 27 charges including sex trafficking, assault, rape, controlling prostitution, intimidation and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
Bogdan was found guilty of seven charges including sex trafficking and controlling prostitution.