Norfolk

Brothel keeping in Norfolk and Suffolk charge dropped

A charge of conspiracy to run brothels in Norfolk and Suffolk against a Chinese man has been dropped after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

However, he has been found guilty of money laundering.

Jian Zhane Wang, 52, of Princes Street, Great Yarmouth, was granted bail until next Friday when he will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court.

His sister, Shu Qin Wang, 54, of the same address, will be in court on Monday on brothel keeping charges.

She has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manage brothels but faces a trial to be heard by the judge alone, when undisclosed items relating to her charges will be settled.

Jian Zhane Wang denied all charges and pre-sentencing reports will be compiled, Judge Paul Downes said.

The jury took four and a half hours to reach its verdicts.

Hugh Vass, prosecuting, suggested to the judge that the jury should be discharged from reaching a verdict over the brothel conspiracy charge.

Miss Wang admitted conspiracy to manage brothels in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Ipswich.

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