Slave ‘owner’ get 8 years


A Weipa man who repeatedly raped a Filipina woman he used as a slave has been jailed for eight years.

His wife was jailed for four years for her lesser role in the case.

Zolton John Kovacs, 59, and his Filipina wife Melita, 49, were found guilty after a Supreme Court trial of possessing and using the woman as a slave, and of arranging a sham marriage for her in the Philippines so she could get an Australian visa. Read more..

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