Mother faces US vice girl ring charges

A MOTHER-OF-FOUR originally from the Lothians has been charged with running a major prostitution ring in the United States.

Anna Gristina is accused of providing underage girls and high-class prostitutes for a range of rich clients in New York over 15 years, it was reported today.

She was arrested after a five-year investigation and it is alleged she ran the businesses from a Manhattan flat she borrowed from a lawyer friend.

Neighbours in the suburb of Monroe described her as a typical “soccer mom” and expressed shock at the allegations.

The 44-year-old was reportedly raised in Kirkliston and now has US citizenship. She is described as “Anna Scotland” in the circles she is said to operate in.


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She denied promoting prostitution but was denied bail at Manhattan Supreme Court. Outside court, husband Kelvin Gorr said he was “heartbroken”.