A Hungarian pimps have to serve a six-year custodial sentence, this was announced by the district court of Zurich today, Friday morning. The man had brought in 2014 several women to Zürich and forced to prostitute themselves on the long road. The money of the Free it has removed the women.
The promotion of the Prostitution, the court did not consider but as the heaviest crime. Mainly, the 46 was punished-Year-old that he raped one of the women he brought in Switzerland, and several other women urged. The rape victim, now a 26-year-old Hungarian, was blackmailing the pimp in addition, an older Swiss who had fallen in love with the Hungarian.
pimps should know, what are you here
blooms Nevertheless, the district court rejected those the request of the state Prosecutor Andreas Popov, had excited in the run-up to the most attention. Popov had requested that the verdict in a high-circulation tabloid or a free newspaper published in Budapest in the Form of an advertisement, with the full name of the accused. So he wanted to reach, that other potential victims are protected before the pimp, and also a deterrent effect: "a pimp know that there are more years of imprisonment, if you drive in the Canton of Zurich to mischief."
This request Popov was based on article 68 of the penal code. The publication of a judgment is provided as a measure, if this is in the public interest – the article is used since decades, hardly any. A publication was not in the interest of the victims, said the district court. Thus, it followed the Argument of the lawyer, a prostitute who was Worried what the consequences could have for the victims.
your fears: to be confronted when the names of the women concerned would not have called, you could with the story. Involved circles would recognize you, and your family would possibly even be in danger. The court looked beyond the danger that the offender could use the newspaper article to itself – because in the past he intimidated his victims with a newspaper article. The man had been condemned years ago, because of drugs, what a Hungarian newspaper had reported.
court does not believe in story of the conspiracy"
The pimp and his defender in court, had asked for an acquittal on all counts. It's all a conspiracy against him, it's evidence had been falsified, and the women would only want to enrich to him, has argued the 46-Year-old in the hearing last Wednesday. So he was not able to convince the district court but: "A conspiracy is not evident," said the presiding judge.
The defenders tried to refute the accusation that his client promoted Prostitution. The women had traded determined. It was not proven that the pimp would have them put under pressure. Although you would be on the phone a lot, but often the woman had called him.
Prosecutor Popov had succeeded in the course of the investigation, to obtain data from the Facebook profile of the pimp. From the Chats of the two indicated that they had conducted a romantic relationship, argued the defender. With regard to the rape and the sexual coercion of testimony stood against testimony, in case of doubt, must be decided for the defendant.
The court believed the portrayals of women and other people more. With the verdict of a sentence of imprisonment of six years, followed the request of the public Prosecutor.
No want to loose a tool: Well woman sentenced
the 26-year-old woman who participated in the extortion attempt, was sentenced To a conditional fine of 90 daily rates à 10 francs. The penalty was mild failed, because the woman is only involved therefore in order to satisfy their pimp put them under severe pressure. The court made in the case of a state of emergency excess for the claim. However, she had not been a will-less tool of your torturer, therefore, there was no acquittal, the lawyer demanded.
The two-year investigation and court proceedings cost the state a six-digit amount. The large part of the cost is taken to the court costs. The pimp will be obliged by the court to pay three of his victims Genugtuungen between 3000 and 30 000 francs. In addition, he must pay two prostitutes a part of the income back, he had removed them.
The judgment is not yet final.
Created: 22.11.2019, 12:00 PM