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Man and woman appear in court accused of Telford trafficking and controlling prostitution

A man and a woman have appeared in court charged with trafficking a woman for sex and controlling prostitution.

Odette Barker and Ashley Port were both charged on Friday

Odette Barker, 42, from Burford, Telford, and 35-year-old Ashley Port of New Road, Madeley, appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

Both were charged with arranging or facilitating a woman with a view to be exploited, and controlling prostitution for gain on Friday. Port also faces a third charge of rape.

All charges are in relation to alleged offences in Telford earlier this week.

Barker and Port were remanded in custody ahead of their appearances at Shrewsbury Crown Court next month.

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