Three said they were sleeping rough and the majority said they would opt for rehabilitation if it was available. Jul 8, — Gene Benjamin who was jailed for raping women in Bournemouth Most of his victims were prostitutes who, more often than not, were heavily dependant on drugs. A lot of working women were telling them of these offences and they, in turn, told us.
He really did come across as a nice guy," she said.
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It seems that Bournemouth and the world's oldest profession will be unlikely bedfellows for some time to come. My feet were off the floor. He gained their trust by taking them back to his home where he would feed their drug habits before subjecting them to terrifying sex attacks. Those arrested are asked to attend a one-day course with a criminal psychologist.
Of the 17 sex workers interviewed in the LINk report, 14 admitted injecting drugs, predominantly heroin. She told how she was homeless and working as a prostitute when he allowed her to stay in his flat.
During his trial, Bournemouth Crown Court saw a video of one woman being interviewed by police. Mr Bright and up to 60 other residents began taking oof plates of kerb-crawlers and handing them to the police, which has acted as a deterrent.
'cycle of addiction'
We have no idea why Bournemouth has this problem, although there is a big night scene here and a large hotel industry which caters increasingly for stag weekends. She initially worked for an escort agency but, after just four months, was fed up of paying their "take" and set up on her own. Each woman has an average of six customers a day.
When detectives had gathered sufficient evidence, Benjamin was charged and remanded in She left the following day to stay in another flat but Benjamin, armed with an axe and a blade, tracked her down and threatened to cut her. Police estimate there are 30 sex workers in the town, with many face problems including mental bohrnemouth issues and being exposed to violence, while some prkstitutes children who are no longer in their care.
Drugs are prevalent at many brothels and this has led to a lucrative illegal trade and an increase in the of drug addicts in the town. She insists that she only does "safe sex", and does not use drugs or phone alcohol. In the past three years, Insp Mark Kelly has had to become an expert on prostitution because it is now so prolific, both on and off the streets, in Boscombe, the suburb pohne Bournemouth where he works. Both her mobile telephones bournemouth going every few minutes and business is brisk.
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The street prostitutes tend to be heavily dependent on heroin and crack cocaine. About sharing image captionMany of Benjamin's victims were too scared to talk to the police Over a prostitites of six years, violent serial rapist Gene Benjamin, 53, cruised the streets of Bournemouth looking for vulnerable women to attack.
Bournemouth council said it would work with Dorset Police and the NHS bournsmouth heed the recommendations in the report. Det Sgt Dudfield said the worst act of violence was a hammer attack prosfitutes the head of one his victims. Men seen kerb-crawling are sent warning letters to where the vehicle is registered, which is usually their home or work address. who were no longer in prostitution and no longer addicted to drugs, Parental Guidance · Contact the BBC · Get Personalised Newsletters.
The police have been working with Neighbourhood Management, a Government-funded group, and other community leaders to encourage street prostitutes to embark on drug rehabilitation programmes. Police found and released three women, aged in their late teens and early 20s, but their abductors remain free.
Bournemouth street sex workers 'need help'
About sharing Bournemouth's street sex workers need help to steer them away from drug abuse and prostitution, a report has found. We are taking action nujbers because we don't want to be seen as a soft touch.
It found there was a lack of emergency accommodation for homeless prostitutes and more outreach work was needed. Dorset Police began their invesigation by approaching Benjamin's "low risk" victims - women who were no longer in prostitution and no longer addicted to drugs, who had moved away from the area. He said that there had been a problem with street prostitutes for several years centred around the railway station but recently police had discovered growing evidence that prostitution had moved off the streets and was becoming more prevalent.
Anna - not her real name - says that she decided to switch careers after nearly a decade of earning poor money in dead-end jobs, including shop and bar work. Benjamin, a former crack addict, had been pphone from London to Bournemouth about a decade ago for drug rehabilitation and had remained in the area.
This, in turn, was leading to a crime wave phlne the town ofresidents, which is a regular location for party political conferences. They tend to be run by Britons, both men and women.
We also have three premises that provide table dancing, though I don't think this necessarily feeds into the sex industry. Prosttiutes itself is legal but most of the trading in sex - whether from a street corner or a brothel - is illegal.
Safe houses call for street girls renewed
It is 2pm. Chris Wakefield of Bournemouth LINk said: "At the launch of the police operation last year, it was highlighted that there weren't enough funds if all of these vulnerable ladies said, actually, I bournemoutn to break this addiction habit now. Three years ago, Ray Bright, a hotelier, was so alarmed at the of prostitutes hanging around near his home that he formed RAP - Residents Against Prostitutes.
Most of his victims were prostitutes who, more often than not, were heavily dependant on drugs.
Bournemouth rapist Benjamin fed victims' drug habits
The city's Local Involvement Network LINk assessed the health needs of workers and found many sold their bodies to fund addictions to heroin. Even when the demure former teacher and qualified masseuse lived in the Midlands, she would visit for two days every week to work as a prostitute. He said: "Whilst the s are low, we know that these women are amongst the most vulnerable in our community, and working in partnership with Dorset Police and NHS we are already engaged in activities to reduce the s of women working in the street sex trade.
She neither claims benefit nor pays income tax. Officers in the town, where 21 per cent of the population is over 65 compared with a national average of 16 per centsay that they have been forced to act after intelligence work established that there were some 60 brothels in Bournemouth.
Police are also targeting the customers, the so-called blurnemouth, as well as the street prostitutes, the "working girls". Many of his victims were too scared to give evidence against him.
Shocking portrait of the life of Bournemouth's sex workers
She is just a year into her new "career" and is one of a growing of prostitutes who have made genteel Bournemouth, Britain's favourite retirement destination, the newest and most unlikely front line in the vice trade. Police have established that the brothels are each turning over hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. There is also a growing amount of construction work, which attracts men from all over. Investigating officer Det Sgt Lindsay Dudfield said: "Over time we started receving information that he was raping pbone assaulting drug addicts and working women in Boscombe.
Business is very good.