June 2017

Malvern child prostitution: Pair jailed for 28 years

A drug dealer who organised child prostitution in Malvern is behind bars after the victim found the courage to speak out about ‘horrendous’ abuse.

A man and a woman were jailed for a total of 28 years on Tuesday after a six week trial at Stafford Crown Court.

The courage of the complainant was a vital part of the painstaking case and West Mercia Police hopes other victims in similar cases will come forward, knowing officers will investigate reports of abuse.

Neil James Bozward, aged 45 of Duke of Edinburgh Way, Malvern was found guilty of inciting child prostitution, aiding and abetting rape, and two counts of supplying class A drugs.

Bozward was sentenced on Tuesday to a total of 23 years in prison. The sentence included seven years for inciting child prostitution, 15 years each for three counts of aiding and abetting rape (to run concurrently) and a year for two counts of drugs conspiracy for supplying heroin and crack cocaine (to run concurrently).

Hayley Louise Rowberry, aged 36 from Willes Road, Handsworth, previously from Malvern, was found guilty of controlling prostitution for gain and sentenced to five years in prison.