She was met at Heathrow by Fejzullahu and Agron Demarku and driven to one of the brothels. I said I don't want to do that and that I wanted to go home.
Giving evidence from behind a screen, she told the court: "The girls were walking around in nightdresses and then a man walked in, a client, and I asked what I was really there for. "But I was told I wouldn't leave before four months because I would have to work off a huge amount of money paid for my journey." 'Sold like cattle' The gang gave the girls little or no money and kept them in the brothels mainly through fear, occasionally selling them on to other traffickers "like cattle", prosecutors said.
But the family remained worried and began searching for her, with the help of a Lithuanian missing persons TV show.
The inquiry was triggered by an investigation into the trade by the BBC's Six O'Clock News.
On 31 October 2004, a 16-year-old Lithuanian girl made what was probably the biggest mistake of her young life when she agreed to go on a trip to the UK with a group of new friends.
"Veronica" was allowed occasional phone calls home but was too frightened and embarrassed to tell her mother what was really going on.
The gang occasionally sent the family 100 or so, which the prosecution argued was intended to make them think their daughter was doing well abroad.
She was not there but a notice advertising "new beautiful ladies at very good prices" gave a phone number, which led to another brothel in nearby Kingsley Road.
Police raided it the same day and rescued "Veronica", who was interviewed and then flown back to Lithuania to be reunited with her family.
I feel like Albanian rap is about to go through a generation change. He is part of a rap group called the “Ham Skwad Global” with Pllug Bois and Singullar, who are popular artists in their own right.
And there are other young rappers, who are not linked to Buta’s rap crew – Fero for example, who had a hit with Adem Ferizaj was born in Kosovo, raised in Germany, and is studying international relations at Sciences Po Paris.
Michael Holland, prosecuting, said although the gang did not resort to physical violence, the girls were cowed into submission partly by threats and partly by their predicament - strangers in a foreign country, without their passports, unable to speak the language, understand their rights or even be sure where they were.