Media Release: Woman charged with sexual servitude

Australian Federal Police
November 12, 2010

A 30-year-old Chinese woman is scheduled to appear before Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today after being charged by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for allegedly trafficking women from China for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

It will be alleged in court that the woman arranged for two women to travel to Australia under the false pretence of furthering their study in Australia. They were then forced to work as sex workers in exploitative conditions in Melbourne and Sydney.

In addition to the arrest, officers from the AFP’s Transnational Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking Teams (TSETT) executed four search warrants on premises in South Melbourne, Richmond, Heidelberg West and Balwyn last night. read more..

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