PC pleads guilty to letting ladyboy run kinky sex den
A CORRUPT police officer allowed a Thai transvestite to run a brothel from his apartment.
Philip Tate pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct after he let ladyboy prostitute Wirat Tanghai run a knocking shop at his his city centre flat.
Police became aware of the brothel as they probed the activities of Tate, 38, who was also caught getting a Norwegian bodybuilder to provide him with steroids and needles.
Tate was originally charged with keeping a brothel, being concerned in the supply of steroids and money laundering, but those charges were dropped after he pleaded guilty to misconduct.
Tanghai admitted running the brothel in Newcastle.
The prosecution told Newcastle Crown Court: “Tanghai came to the attention of Northumbria police mainly because of an investigation into the activities of PC Tate.
“PC Tate has pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct, one of which included not telling his superiors of his knowledge of Tanghai’s activities.
“He was a transvestite prostitute and took up residence at a flat owned by PC Tate.”
The court heard that Tanghai moved into the apartment in June last year and started working as a prostitute.
He allowed a female Thai prostitute to move in and the policeman’s flat was turned into a brothel.
Mr Gittins said: “It became clear to other tenants in the block of flats towards the end of 2011 that a brothel was operating.
“There were regular male visitors and complaints were made to the authorities.”
Cops swooped and the female prostitute was arrested and deported.
Tate, of Fenham, Newcastle, then moved Tanghai to another address near the city’s Quayside, where sex was sold.
Tanghai, who has indefinite leave to stay in the UK because he is in a civil partnership with a man in London, was arrested at another address this year when the wider probe into Tate concluded.
The 29-year-old, of Crystal Palace, London, pleaded guilty to keeping a brothel and was fined £500.
Tate was released on bail and will be sentenced in December.