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GUILTY: Crin­tula ( and Alexan­dru

( A CON­VICTED rapist set up a pros­ti­tu­tion racket in his home af­ter get­ting mar­ried – and in­vited call girl pals to join it.

Alexan­dru and Crin­tula Kis set up the £130-an-hour “es­cort ser­vice” within days of ty­ing the knot.

The hus­band and wife team shared their home in Hulme, Manch­ester, with two pros­ti­tutes who flew in from Italy.

Mr Kis has pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for rape and sex­ual as­sault in his na­tive Ro­ma­nia.

The cou­ple kit­ted out the prop­erty with sex toys and ad­ver­tised their ser­vices on­line, set­ting up ap­point­ments by text.

Up to 15 cus­tomers a day re­sponded to the ad­verts, with one of the women earn­ing £3,000 in just two weeks, Manch­ester Crown Court heard.

The lu­cra­tive op­er­a­tion was only dis­cov­ered by the po­lice af­ter one woman fell out with the cou­ple.

The 26-year-old hooker ran into the street, flagged down a pass­ing pa­trol car and told of­fi­cers the ad­dress she worked from, prompt­ing a raid on the flat.

When of­fi­cers searched the prop­erty they found the mar­ried cou­ple at home with one of the sex work­ers, aged 22.

PCs, mo­bile phones, and lin­gerie were found at the flat by po­lice.

Alexan­dru Kis, 34, and Crin­tula Kis, 21, ad­mit­ted in­cit­ing pros­ti­tu­tion.

De­fend­ing, Barry Gren­nan, said of Mr Kis’s role in the ring: “This was not con­trol­ling – th­ese were friends who had known one an­other who were as­sist­ing one an­other in the same busi­ness.

“One of the

texts re­cov­ered in­di­cates quite clearly that some­body was quite pleased to be earn­ing £3,000 in two weeks. They were earn­ing money, they were all friends to­gether.

“The de­fen­dant mar­ried his wife in Au­gust, they rented ac­com­mo­da­tion, they were to share that ac­com­mo­da­tion.

“He had a car which he would use to ferry his wife and friends about and they would pay him for that, there’s no doubt he would have gained from his wife’s earn­ings.

“His wife knew one of the women in Italy and Ger­many be­fore she met the de­fen­dant. He wasn’t the con­troller in the sense they were work­ing a team – the text mes­sages dis­close that co­op­er­a­tion be­tween them.

“They en­cour­aged their friends to come over be­cause they were friends – not be­cause they wanted con­trol over them.”

Judge Martin Rud­land jailed Mr Kis for 12 months and gave Mrs Kis an eight-month sen­tence, suspended for two years with su­per­vi­sion and a pro­gramme re­quire­ment.

Mr Kis has al­ready served the equiv­a­lent of a year on re­mand.

Sen­tenc­ing the pair, the judge told them: “You in­volved your­selves in the un­law­ful ex­ploita­tion of women who of­fered their sex­ual ser­vices to oth­ers, the pro­ceeds of which led to you gain­ing fi­nan­cially.

“That is il­le­gal in this coun­try.”

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