Detectives found out during their enquiries Thorne, 28, was working as an escort for the Notorious Girls agency - being run by Lock.
Thorne has pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office and is currently awaiting sentence. At Newcastle Crown Court this week Lock, of Galashiels in the Scottish borders, admitted a series of charges relating to running brothels, managing prostitutes and aiding and abetting Thorne's misconduct. He also admitted possessing a bore shotgun without a and possessing liquid ecstacy.
His wife, Natalie Lock, also of Galashiels, has also admitted managing prostitutes arfas brothels and perverting the course of justice. Applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act for prosecutors to seize assets of the Lock couple could run into millions of pounds worth of cash and property. The court heard the intitial investigation by Northumbria Police integrity unit exposed a lucrative vice trade under the guise of Notorius Girls Escourt Services spanning the north of England and the borders in Scotland.
Prosecuter Caroline Goodwin told the court: "The whole of this operation arose out of an investigation conducted by Northumbria police into the activities of Victoria Thorne and Neil Lock. Her profile on the Notorious Girls website said she was "very eager to please" but refused to wear a uniform or entertain clients from Sunderland. The Notorious Girls website boasted, "Notorious Girls offer the finest value for money and exceptional professionalism.
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