Computer consultant charged over sex website
Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.
Thursday 11 April 2013
A computer consultant will appear in court later this month charged with offences in connection with a website that offered to pay the tuition fees of female students in return for sex.
Mark Lancaster, 39, from Horndean in Hampshire, is accused of trafficking a woman within the UK for the purpose of sexual exploitation and on a separate charge of voyeurism – both under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
It is alleged that the offences took place between 1 September and 30 September 2012.
He was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Trafficking and Prostitution Unit at an address in Milton Keynes in December following an investigation by The Independent into the SponsorAScholar website.
Mr Lancaster was bailed to appear before Westminster magistrates on 26 April.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Game of Thrones author George RR Martin says 'f*** you' to fans who fear he will die before finishing Westeros saga
Loom bands: Bids for dress made from colourful rubber pass £170,000 on eBay
Supermoon 2014: When and why will the moon look bigger and brighter this summer?
Gaza-Israel conflict: The terrible price Palestinian children are paying for Israel’s war with Hamas
Rotten egg smell could help battle heart disease and Alzheimer's
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
- 2 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week