R v Florin Radu

May 2, 2019

Nigel Booth has prosecuted a man who forced a woman into sex slavery.

Florin Radu, originally from Romania, promised the woman a job as a waitress before making her work as a prostitute.

In December 2014 after he was released on bail, he cut off his electric tag, evaded Border Force and escaped the country to Romania.

In 2015 a jury in Manchester convicted Radu in his absence of trafficking for sexual exploitation, controlling a prostitute for gain and two counts of common assault.

He was captured on a European arrest warrant earlier this year and extradited back to face trial.

At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Radu was jailed for seven and a half years, including on a charge of failing to surrender to custody.

Nigel Booth described the treatment of the victim: “She was moved to various hotels across the country in Wigan and Wolverhampton in the Midlands. The purpose of that was so she would have sex with men earning money that Radu would take off her, she was subjected to violence in order to compel her to prostitution.”

The case was covered by The Daily Mail and the article includes lengthy quotes from Nigel Booth.