Police said Viner was able to fund a lavish lifestyle on a "modest income" having rented three penthouse apartments at Millennium Plaza in Cheltenham. They said they hoped new measures could be in place by the end of the year. A Gloucestershire Police spokesperson said: "We welcome any initiative that looks to address the exploitation of young women and other vulnerable people in the county.
About sharing image captionCouncillors said they hoped the inquiry findings would help them tackle prostitution in the town Prostitution in Cheltenham is to be examined at a one-day public inquiry in an effort to address residents' concerns about sex workers there. Gomes acted as the brothel's receptionist, managing the bookings. It is thought the inquiry will hear from local business leaders, public bodies, charities, police chiefs and also those involved in the sex trade The council-led investigation was set up after Conservative councillor Barbara Driver said she had been approached by some concerned residents.
More on this story. Mark Viner, 62, was extradited from his villa near Barcelona last year after a two-year gloycester investigation uncovered the brothel in Cheltenham. He was jailed for five years and nine months and also faces Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings.
He used one as his former home, one as a brothel and another where Davies lived. Council officials said the hearing would find out what work was currently being done to eradicate the issue and how it could be improved.
Lezlie Davies, 61, and year-old Rosana Gomes admitted assisting in managing the brothel. Last month a full meeting of Cheltenham Borough Council voted to establish a working group to look into the sex trade in the town.
No date has yet been set for the hearing. Between and23 people were arrested in Cheltenham on suspicion of being involved in running brothels. He admitted two counts of human trafficking and one count of keeping a brothel.