‘Emaciated’ slave kept six months
The Daily Telegraph
August 28, 2010
A YOUNG man was held captive for six months, forced to work as a slave and repeatedly bashed at the hands of the couple he lodged with, a court heard yesterday.
The 26-year-old, who was last night in a serious condition in Westmead Hospital, is dehydrated and emaciated, suffering spinal fractures, a punctured lung, several fractured ribs and a fractured jaw.
Due to a lack of food, his current weight is just 40kg, according to prosecutors. read more..