Karl Ring, 34, and Ivett Szuda, 32, are accused of using the money they made from their stable of sex workers to fund a luxury lifestyle involving designer clothes, gold jewellery and five star holidays.
Ms Szuda, a mother of two, acted as the point of contact for Hungarian women who answered online adverts offering prostitution work.
Special constable and his wife flew woman into the UK to work as prostitutes
She and Ring paid more than £100,000 in rent for apartments in London, including one in the Chelsea Cloisters building on Sloane Avenue, which is owned by the property tycoon and Tory Party donor Christopher Moran.
Referring to revelations over the weekend alleging that the building was a haven for prostitution, Judge Robin Johnson warned the jury to focus on the evidence before them.
He told the jury: "I am told there has been some media coverage over the weekend as to Chelsea Cloisters. The story focused on a man who was a donor to a major party.
"You should ignore it so far as your decision making is concerned. You should make your decision making on what you hear in the court."
The couple were accused of running a website called Kensington Angels advertising more than 100 prostitutes.
The women were told they could make up to £300 a day but had to split half their earnings with the couple.
He said one of the girls had worked as a nanny for the couple, but had become a sex worker after her family in Hungary got into financial difficulties.
She explained that she had worked as a prostitute in Hungary and Austria before moving to London in September 2016.
The woman explained that she had answered an advert on a website and had met Ms Szuda outside Chelsea Cloisters.
She showed me around the flat and she offered me two rooms. The smaller room was £60 per day and the bigger one for £80 per day.
She explained that Szuda gave her a key to the flat at Chelsea Cloisters, which operated like a hotel.
The hotel had a reception and it worked like a hotel system but the rooms had kitchens and bathrooms, she said.
They were basically hotel apartments. There was another girl when I arrived and she was doing sex work and there was another one who was just doing massage only. Everyone had their own rooms.
Mr McLoughlin told Isleworth Crown Court: "The women by and large have come voluntarily. However willing a particular individual concerned may have been the moving of anyone into the
Mr Ring was employed by the Metropolitan Police as a special constable from 2013 to 2015, but there was no record of Ms Szuda working in the UK or claiming benefits.
Mr McLoughlin said 11 women are named on the indictment as having been controlled by Ms Szuda and Mr Ring for the purposes of prostitution.
But he claimed many more unknown women had worked for them between 2011 and this year when they were arrested at their home in Hanwell, west London.
Mr Ring and Ms Szuda both deny 12 counts of controlling prostitution for gain, four counts of trafficking for sexual exploitation and one count of possessing criminal property.
Ms Szuda alone denies three counts of arranging or facilitating travel with the view to exploitation.
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