Aussie woman, partner held for keeping daughter as sex slave

Oct 03, 2011, 13:58 IST | ANI

An Australian woman and her partner have been charged with multiple sex offences, including procuring prostitution and indecent treatment of a child under 16

The 40-year-old woman from Brisbane kept her daughter as a sex slave and made her work as a prostitute for five years.

The police found naked photos of the girl and her two young brothers, along with 200,000 dollars in a safe at the house where the woman and her 60-year-old accomplice lived with the children.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Fiona Pedersen testified in court that the girl was scared of being starved or disciplined by her mother, but she eventually ran away and told her friends about her misery.

"She lived as a sex slave at home, under her control," the Courier Mail Quoted Sgt Pedersen as telling the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

The couple has been charged with 15 offences, including rape, sexual assault, indecent treatment of children, and making child exploitation material.

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