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Student from Islington accused of selling women for sex

PUBLISHED: 18:10 01 April 2015

Beatrice Nokes, 21 appeared at Southwark Crown Court accused of selling women for sex

Beatrice Nokes, 21 appeared at Southwark Crown Court accused of selling women for sex

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Lawyer's daughter charged with inciting prostitution for gain alongside Scotland Yard detective

A lawyers’ daughter and a Scotland Yard detective are accused of grooming and selling women for sex.

Beatrice Nokes, 21, a chemistry student of Caledonian Road, Islington and Det Con Daniel Williams, 37, appeared in court this morning charged with offering three women through an upmarket vice ring.

Profits from the scheme were then stuffed in socks up a chimney at the home of the Met officer, it is said.

Nokes, who is the daughter of two respected solicitors, entered the dock today in black mini-skirt, black tights and a baby pink top layered under a black cardigan.

She has yet to enter pleas to three counts of controlling or inciting prostitution for gain and spoke only to confirm her name.

Michael Goold, for Nokes, indicated she will plead not guilty and added Nokes was keen to progress the matter.

But Williams, of Clarendon Drive, Putney, who appeared in a pinstripe suit alongside Nokes, has still to secure funding for his legal team from the Police Federation.

Judge Michael Gledhill QC said: “Your trial, if there is to be a trial and I understand there will be, cannot take place until September 12 next year.

“That is because of the state of the list at this court and I regret that because it is a very long time for both of you to wait for your trial.”

Williams, who was working at Tooting police station at the time of the alleged offences, also faces three counts of voyeurism relating to an allegedly spying on on unsuspecting hotel guests.

The trial which is expected to last between four and six weeks.

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