German rapper convicted of physical violence and tax evasion, but escapes pimping conviction

German rapper convicted of physical violence and tax evasion, but escapes pimping conviction

Schwesta Ewa is a rapper (Stock image)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A German rapper has been found guilty of physical violence and tax evasion, but was not convicted of pimping women out.

Schwesta Ewa has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail, according to The Local.

The prosecution had called for the 32-year-old to be sentenced to four years and three months over charges which included human trafficking as well as forcing women and girls into prostitution.

However the Frankfurt state court declared that there was not enough evidence to prosecute over these charges.

Ewa had said that the young women chose to go into prostitution, which they admitted in court.

Despite this she was still convicted of kicking and hitting the women who she had been accused of forcing into prostitution.

She was also found guilty of evading €60,000 (£52,900) in taxes.

The rapper has previously said in interviews that she herself worked as a prostitute before earning money in as an artist.