This case, dealt with by Stephen Halloran, gained national headlines following her acquittal at Luton Crown Court in May 2010 of charges of Brothel Keeping. Miss Finch was charged following her interview at Dunstable Police Station when, on one view, admissions had been made which were contrary to her interests.
The issue raised during the course of the subsequent Trial at Luton Crown Court was one of safety concerns that could amount to the defence of duress.
Following Miss Finch’s acquittal, a considerable amount of press interest followed. The BBC interviewed our Mr Halloran. Interviews also followed with the Times and Telegraph, as well as regional titles.
Indeed, this case has resulted in the debate on the outdated sex laws being discussed at national level by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).