Money made from nudists at a sex dungeon in an upmarket Surrey village was the proceeds of crime, a judge has declared.
A couple ran the private members’ sex club where punters had to always be naked apart from flip-flops.
They have been ordered to hand over more than £45,000 as a result of continuing to operate the dungeon despite orders to close it down.
Directors of the Kestrel Hydro Spa in green-belt Stanwell Moor, Surrey, Graham Tattershall and Ann Trewren, stood in the dock at Guildford Crown Court yesterday.
They had lost numerous appeals against a council enforcement order which said the sex dungeon was inappropriate to the area.
The nudist colony was run for more than 10 years and featured a swimming pool, a sauna, a sex dungeon.
Tattershall and Trewen were ordered to pay back £22,500 each and were also told they will be sentenced for ignoring the council enforcement orders at a future date.
Tattershall, aged 65 years, was director of the spa and 54-year-old Trewen was his business partner.
The spa ran into legal issues when Spelthorne Borough Council received complaints from neighbours about the previously domestic property being used as a sex club.
The council maintained that due to the green-belt location of the club and the lack of a licence to be used as an adult members club, all structures put up should be removed and trading should stop.
Tattershall embarked on a three year legal battle and the case was heard all the way up to the Court of Appeal in London, but in 2016 he was told he had to dismantle the outbuildings and hard-standings and stop using the sordid use of the land.
However the pair continued to run the club despite being given a year to cease operations and were ordered to pay back the money they had made in this time at a hearing at Guildford Crown Court.
The order was made by Mr Recorder Stephen Bellamy-Chambers QC under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Mark Watson, defending Trewen, told how she had a son who was being put through school by the Ministry of Defence.
Mr Watson said: "Ms Trewen pays around £1,000 total per month to her two sons, one of whom is being put through school by the Royal Air Force."
The money was made between July 2017 and January of this year, with the club finally closing its doors in February.
The pair were also ordered to pay court costs, with Trewen told to pay back £4,453 and Tattershall landed with a £3,291.87 bill for the proceedings.
The prosecution was carried out by the council and not the Crown Prosecution Service.
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