Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Eleven people in Edinburgh face brothel and prostitution charges

Six men and five woman have appeared in court in connection with the operation of brothels and prostitution in Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

All plead not guilty when they appeared at the city's sheriff court

They face a number of charges including the management of brothels and living off the earnings of prostitution. The oldest of the accused is a man aged 75.

Trial dates have been set for August, September and November.

It is alleged the offences took place in Edinburgh, Peebles, Bonnyrigg and Roslin. The charges date from 2002 to 2013.

Ian Douglas Haig, 72, and Charles Haig, 75, both from Edinburgh, denied being involved in the management of a brothel between June 2002 and June 2013 at Scorpio Leisure in Edinburgh, and at other addresses in the city.

They also denied living wholly or partly on the earnings of prostitution.

Offences aggravated

Kelly-Ann Potter, 31, and Jane Jardine Donoghue, 44, both from Edinburgh, and Peter Donoghue, 70, of Roslin, denied being involved in the management of a brothel at Paradise Sauna in the city and at other addresses in Edinburgh and Roslin between January 2009 and June 2013.

Jane Donoghue and Peter Donoghue also pled not guilty to being involved in the management of a brothel at Gentle Touch or New Gentle Touch in Edinburgh, and addresses in the city and Roslin between July 2006 and June 2013.

Elizabeth Muir, 61, from Ratho, denied being involved with a brothel at the Dundas Street Sauna or Abacus Sauna between October 2012 and June 2013.

Catalina Moray, 54, Guillermo Morey-Serra, 43, Aisha McMurtrie , 41, from Edinburgh and Susannah Clare Morey, 37, of Peebles and Ivan Cameron, 70, of Bonnyrigg, denied being involved in the management of a brothel at the Blair Street Sauna and other addresses in the city between May 2012 and June 2013.

Guillermo Morey-Serra, Susannah Clare Morey and Ivan Cameron denied a similar charge in relation to the New Town Sauna in Edinburgh, and addresses in Peebles and Bonnyrigg between July 2006 and June 2013.

It is alleged that the offences are aggravated by a connection with serious organised crime.

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