Man found guilty in sex slave case
October 16, 2009
A man sentenced to 14 years’ jail for possessing five Thai women as slaves to work in South Melbourne brothels was yesterday convicted of using a sixth woman as part of the scheme.
Kam Tin Ho, 40, was the Melbourne architect of the enterprise, which brought the women to Australia to work in brothels in 2003 and 2004. Five of the six had previously been prostitutes.
The women were kept in houses in Mount Waverley, Ashburton and North Fitzroy and rarely let out unsupervised. Their passports were seized and they had to service 650 to 750 clients to repay debts of up to $94,000 for their passage, and to send money to their families. read more..