Waitressing lure trapped sex slaves, court told


The Sydney Morning Herald
Malcolm Brown
July 1, 2005

Young women brought from Asia by the operators of a sex slavery racket thought they would get jobs as waitresses, the Downing Centre District Court heard yesterday.

Instead, they were virtually imprisoned and told to provide sexual services to pay off debts of between $35,000 and $45,000.

The court was told the operators had exploited the temporary protection visa system to get the women, brought in from Thailand and Indonesia during three years to June 2003, to pay off “debts” to the operators. read more..