Milnerton: Alleged Brothel Keepers remanded in Custody for over R2.8 Million Extortion

Five alleged brothel keepers from Milnerton area appeared in court on Friday. According to a media statement by the Hawks, Shantel Bridger (45), Juan Francois Warren (39), Camilla Amelia de Waal Rossouw (29), Fareez Allie (35), and Achmat Toffa (41) appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on allegations of running brothels in the Milnerton area.

According to the Hawks’ statement, “They are facing charges related to illegal running of a brothel and extortion, possible additional charges in contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act cannot be ruled out.”

Parklands, Table View and Milnerton
The group’s appearance follows their arrest in February after raids by a team comprising of the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, Metro Police and Law Enforcement. The raids were carried out on properties around Parklands, Table View and Milnerton.

According to the statement, “Follow-up investigations by the Anti-Human Trafficking team of the Hawks have since uncovered that Bridger and Warren were allegedly influential in extorting money from clients who apparently used the services of sex workers attached to their establishments.

Allegedly pocketed almost R3 million
The pair allegedly pocketed almost R3 million between 2012 and 2015 from blackmailing clients by claiming to have recorded their sexual encounters further threatening to post the said incidents on social media.” The group is expected to appear in court again on 9 June for a bail application.



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