A man charged with modern slavery following an operation carried out by the National Crime Agency into an alleged brothel in Lincoln, was today (Fri) cleared after the case against him was dropped.
Sung Woon Cho denied a charge of requiring a woman to perform forced or compulsory labour between September 16 and 19 this year when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.
The prosecution offered no evidence against him and Cho, 53, of Radnor Bridge Road, Folkestone, Kent, was formally found not guilty by Judge Andrew Easteal.
A second charge of keeping a brothel between the same dates was also dropped after prosecutor Phil Howes said there was no evidence to support it.
Cho was not required to enter a plea to that charge as it was deleted from the indictment.