Couple who held sex slaves jailed
The Sydney Morning Herald
December 18, 2010
A HUSBAND and wife who kept five Thai women as sex slaves in a Fairfield brothel have been jailed for at least seven years.
Trevor McIvor, 63, and his Thai-born wife, Kanokporn Tanuchit, 42, ”traded in human misery and poverty” and their punishment would serve as a warning to others in the ”morally reprehensible” sex slave trade, the judge, Johnathan Williams, said.
The pair, who have two young children, were the first people in NSW to be convicted under sexual servitude laws in 2008.
The conviction was quashed on appeal, but in a retrial earlier this year they were found guilty of five counts of possessing a slave and five counts of using a slave. read more..