First prosecution of its kind for man alleged to offer free rent in exchange for sex
A male has actually been charged over “sex for rent” accusations in the very first prosecution of its kind in the UK after an examination by tv scientists for British tabloid talk program, the Jeremy Kyle program.
Christopher Cox, from Cranleigh, in Surrey in south east England, is because of appear in court next month to deal with 2 counts of prompting prostitution for gain and one count of managing prostitution for gain.
The charges are thought to be the very first to be generated England and Wales over so-called “sex for rent” accusations, where rent-free lodging is used in return for sex.
Cox formerly included in an episode of the Kyle Files where a manufacturer impersonated a susceptible female.
A file of proof was handed to Surrey Police in 2019 following the ITV examination for the Jeremy Kyle program.
Senior crown district attorney Claire Prodger stated: “Following an investigation into so-called ‘sex-for-rent’ allegations, the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Surrey Police to charge Christopher Cox with two counts of inciting prostitution for gain and one count of controlling prostitution for gain.
“The charges arose out of an investigation by ITV researchers, passed to police in 2019, which resulted in further criminal enquiries.
“This is a complex case and we have reached the decision following a careful review of all the evidence gathered during this period.
“Criminal proceedings against this defendant are now active and he has a right to a fair trial.
“It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”
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