5 Thai Women Trafficked to Australia for Sex Slavery

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Slavery in the News | No Comments

Trevor Frank Mclvor, 62, and his live in girl friend, Kanokporn Tanuchit, 44 are being charged with 5 counts each of possessing and using a slave.  The slaves were recruited in Thailand by a third party who had arranged Australian visas for them. Once they arrived in Australia their passports and phones were taken from them.

They would stay at either the Fairchild brothel or the couple’s house.  They had to work at least 16 hours each day servicing many clients for which the couple made about $125 each.  The women were told they had incurred a debt of between $35,000 and $45,000 and needed to work it off, according to Crown prosecurter Bruce Levet.

The women were often locked in one of the two places and were told what they could wear and where they could go.

The trial is ongoing in Sydney, Australia before Judge Jonathan Williams.

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