Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke secure convictions in first ever modern slavery fraud case

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11/02/2022

After a three-week trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke have secured convictions in the first ever prosecution brought under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to involve trafficking victims for the purposes of carrying out fraud.

Nearly thirty vulnerable young girls were physically and sexually exploited by a gang led by Isaiah Olugosi. The fraud targeted retailers including Boots and Tesco and netted the gang over half a million pounds, which was spent on luxury items and holidays.

Sentencing for Isaiah Olugosi, Holly Chapman, Baran Karamagara and Eva Dambrauskaite was adjourned until April.

Claire and Thom were instructed by the CPS Complex Casework Unit.

Links to media coverage:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/modern-slavery-girls-trafficking-police-b2007020.html

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fagin-used-girls-for-county-lines-shoplifting-spree-p5vfhd6v0

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