Bathurst couple sentenced to jail after detaining two males

Bathurst couple sentenced to jail after detaining two males

A Bathurst couple has been sentenced to a minimum of nine years in jail after pleading guilty to detaining and abusing two young male boarders.

The Downing Centre District Court heard the victims, who were held on two separate occasions, between 2007 and 2010, were kept as slaves, subject to domestic duties, physical abuse and psychological control.

Detained against their free will, the victims were subject to abuse, which included being denied proper food, beaten with weapons and forced to sign letters, confessing to molesting the couples children.

Both victims met the couple through their daughter and were initially invited into the family home as boarders, one man was held for five months, the other for eighteen.

The male abuser, who could face a maximum term of thirteen and a half years, also pleaded guilty to soliciting to murder one of the victims.


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