Man, 28, fined after asking police officer for sex

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 February 2015

Ilford Lane, in Ilford

Ilford Lane, in Ilford


A 28-year-old man has been fined after he approached a woman he thought was a prostitute and asked for sex.

The woman, an undercover police officer, taped the conversation on Friday February 6 in Ilford Lane – an area notorious for sex workers.

Constantin Vaduva, of Woodlands Road, Ilford, was fined £40 in total for soliciting, after he pleaded guilty to the charge at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

Vaduva will pay a further £85 in court costs plus a victim surcharge of £25.

Solicitor Nijole O’Brien, prosecuting, said: “The defendant said to the plain clothed officer, “Sex?”

“The comments were recorded on tape. The defendant later said his comments were a joke.”

Mr Khan, mitigating, said his client was “aware” of Ilford Lane’s reputation.

“He does not indulge in that type of activity,” he added. “He is a father of two young children and his wife is pregnant with a third.”

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