A young woman told a jury how she was "sold for £3,500" after being tricked into coming to England and a life of prostitution.
Leicester Crown Court previously heard how the alleged victim, aged 21, and a second woman, aged 18, had been targeted by a human trafficking scam in their homeland of Lithuania. They had been befriended by gang members and promised "a legitimate job and a better life" working in bars in England.
Leonard Llanaj and his girlfriend, Lisa Benjamin, are both accused of being part of the racket.
Albanian-born Llanaj allegedly drove the two women to massage parlours across the country. Benjamin would make sure they did as they were told when they arrived, it is alleged. The 21-year-old spoke from behind a curtain, screening her from the defendants in the dock, as she told of being held captive, raped and forced into the sex trade.
Speaking through a Lithuanian interpreter, she told the jury how she arrived at Heathrow, accompanied by another member of the gang, and was "sold" to men waiting in the London airport. Her passport was taken away by gang members and she was driven by her "buyers" from the capital to an undisclosed address in Swindon, the court heard.
Here, she said, she was raped by one of the men and held captive for two weeks. During that time, she met the two defendants.
It was Llanaj and Benjamin's job to make sure their captives "earned good money" as prostitutes, the court was told. The trial continues.