Thailand sex slave

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A woman who kept two Thai prostitutes as slaves and threatened them with exposing nude photos if they tried to run away has been found guilty. Rungnapha 'Lisa' Kanbut was found guilty by a NSW District Court jury on Wednesday of two counts each of intentionally possessing a slave, exercising powers of ownership over a slave and dealing with the proceeds of crime. The two Thai women, who voluntarily came to Australia from Asia to do sex work, lived with Kanbut and her husband at their home in and respectively. The Crown alleged the year-old 'exercised complete control' over the women, but Kanbut's barrister contended the pair instead had an 'economic relationship' with her.

Thai slave forced to have sex with up to 10 clients a day in Sydney reveals her suffering

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The number of victims soared from in , while the previous high was in , the government data showed. Nearly three-quarters of them were Burmese migrants bound for neighbouring Malaysia, police said. Thailand has ramped up efforts to tackle trafficking in recent years, under scrutiny from the United States and following criticism of its failure to stop trafficking in its multi-billion-dollar seafood industry, as well as the sex trade. The large spike in the number of victims uncovered by the authorities could put pressure on the nine government-run shelters that support survivors, lawyers and activists said. Those who are identified as trafficking victims can choose to receive help from the government, which includes staying at a shelter and being compensated through a state fund that provides living and rehabilitation expenses in addition to lost wages.

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A Thai woman who was kept as a slave has told a Sydney court her 'heart is broken' and she 'will live with the scars' for the rest of her life. The woman, who can't be named for legal reasons, wept quietly as an interpreter read out her victim impact statement at a sentencing hearing for Rungnapha 'Lisa' Kanbut, who kept her and another Thai woman as slaves. Kanbut, 57, was found guilty by a NSW District Court jury in May of two counts each of intentionally possessing a slave, exercising powers of ownership over a slave and dealing with the proceeds of crime. The two Thai women, who voluntarily came to Australia to do sex work, lived with Kanbut and her husband in and , respectively.
The move came after US authorities indicted 38 people in relation to the offence. They say that a sex trafficking ring lured Thai women to the US with promises of a better life, then forced them to work as prostitutes until they could pay off often insurmountable bondage debts. Acting US Attorney Gregory Brooker said the women were rotated through several prostitution houses around the US, forced to work long hours and have sex with strangers -- "even if the men were abusive", he added. The authorities charged 21 people -- 10 Thais and 11 US nationals -- with various counts, including conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking by use of force or threats, conspiracy to engage in money laundering and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.