A MAN accused of running a Liverpool prostitution racket with girls as young as 16 appeared in court.
Suspected escort agency boss Rishi Gosain, 41, allegedly vetted his would-be prostitutes by secretly filming them engaged in sexual activity with him.
He yesterday denied 14 charges of controlling prostitutes and child prostitutes and voyeurism after a lengthy charge sheet was read out at Liverpool crown court.
It is alleged Gosain was “controlling for gain” because he received payment as a third party to the sexual services provided at a Liverpool city centre apartment.
He entered not guilty pleas to controlling prostitutes between January 1, 2010, and March 31, 2012 and controlling two girls aged 16 and 17.
He also denied 10 counts of voyeurism by filming four different women engaged in sexual activity “for the purposes of self gratification” without having their consent to record it.
Gosain, said to be in control of high-class escort agencies in Liverpool and Manchester, allegedly had a city centre apartment for use by prostitutes and their customers.