‘Emaciated’ slave kept six months

The Daily Telegraph
Tim Vollmer
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..

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