A man has been charged over allegations of ‘sex for rent’.
‘Sex for rent’ man charged in first case of it’s kind: It is believed to be the first ever case of it’s kind. Christopher Cox, 53, from Cranleigh, Surrey is due in court next month. To face two charges of inciting and controlling prostitution. The case is thought to be the first in England and Wales. The term ‘sex for rent’ means that accommodation is offered free of charge in return for sex.
Claire Prodger, senior crown prosecutor, said. “Following an investigation into so-called ‘sex-for-rent’ allegations, the Crown Prosecution Service CPS) has authorized 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 inquiries.
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.” Cox is due to appear at North Surrey magistrates’ court on February 24.
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