Shana Stanley, 29, and Hussain Edani, 31, were jailed at Harrow Crown Court on Friday.

Stanley was sentenced to three years and seven months behind bars while Edani was sentenced to eight years and two months.

The pair, of Harrow, north London, each pleaded guilty to controlling prostitution and arranging or facilitating travel for the purpose of exploitation.

Their twisted scheme saw Brazilian women fly to the UK expecting to study English with their flight, passports, course and accommodation paid for by Edani and Stanley.

However, the women were soon stopped from attending classes and instead were exploited into working as sex workers to pay back the costs they had incurred.

They were ordered to make at least £500 a day, often having between 15 and 20 clients, but they were only paid a weekly wage of £250 to £300.

Hidden cameras were installed in the victims’ rooms and they were threatened with footage being sent to their families if they did not do as they were asked.

One of the victims told police that she was “sold a dream that turned into a nightmare”.

The Met’s modern slavery and child exploitation team launched an investigation in March last year.

Police were called to an address in south Harrow where a woman told officers she was being kept as a slave and she wanted to go back to Brazil.

The court heard the victim had an argument with her “line manager” Stanley that night over money.

Stanley left the flat but soon returned and took all of the victim’s money as well as her passport before threatening her.

The victim managed to call police and shout for help, but she was pushed by Stanley and the call dropped.

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