The Sydney duplex & # 39; kept spotless by a SLAVE & # 39 ;: mother and two sons are accused of keeping a woman into domestic slavery – before they abandon her in Afghanistan
- According to police, the walls of this duplex in the suburbs of Sydney contain dark secrets
- The brothers, 39 and 28, and their mother, 57, would have kept the woman as a slave
- The oldest brother or sister took the & # 39; slave & # 39; – his wife – to Afghanistan, the police have claimed
- But then he left her there and flew back alone, the AFP said
This is the inside of the modest mansion in the west of Sydney, where a family allegedly kept a woman as a housekeeper.
Australian federal police officers have sued two brothers – a painter, 39 and a registered nurse, 28 – and their mother, 58, for slavery this week.
The woman allegedly in their & # 39; housekeeping & # 39; was held, was the Afghan brother's oldest brother.
But last year the 39-year-old allegedly misled her to travel with him to Afghanistan and leave her in the war-torn and destitute nation.
The matriarch family (left) and son's painter, 39 (right) were arrested Wednesday in their Sydney suburb home
These caeser stone countertops were made possible by the wife of the 39-year-old man, who according to the police is in a state of & # 39; domestic servitude & # 39; used to be
But the police claim that the apparently stranded woman subsequently returned to Australia on her own initiative in the hope of seeking justice.
She reported the alleged family repression to the police in February 2018, which led to the first of a series of robberies on the house a month later.
About half past five & # 39; in the morning on Wednesday, the police arrived at the house, ready to file a complaint, before the painter and his registered sister brother could leave for work.
Neighbors said that the family had entered the building in 2013 and that the family had been arrested without commotion.
The locals said they were a & # 39; younger & # 39; woman in the building had noticed, but could not fathom what had taken place between the walls of the brick veneer of the house.
Left and right: the two-story family house – which they bought for $ 670,000 – in western Sydney included a large living space and a tidy bathroom
Upstairs, one of the police brothers' assertions was involved in the family & # 39; slavery & # 39; plot
SYLAYS & # 39; SLAVE FAMILY & # 39 ;: A TIME
2013: Claims from an Australian resident in western Sydney keeps his wife referred to the federal police as a slave
January 2018: Painter, 39, takes his next wife to Afghanistan, but returns without her a few days later and leaves her behind
February 2018: The woman complains to the police after she returned to Sydney from Afghanistan on her own initiative
March 27, 2018: The AFP raids the family's house, grabbing the wife's possessions and $ 88,750 in cash
July 10, 2019: The police arrest the family and bring charges against all three members
July 11, 2019: The family gets bail at the Central Local Court in Sydney
According to police, the woman may not be the only & # 39; slave & # 39; where the eldest brother, 39, had to deal with.
The new allegations led the federal government to reopen an investigation into old claims from 2013 that the painter was his first wife in his & # 39; conscription & # 39; had kept.
The brothers and sisters and their mother were all indicted on Wednesday for exercising power of ownership over a slave.
The older brother and his mother were also hit by having a slave burden. The crimes have a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.
The family members spent the night in custody, but were released conditionally on Thursday.
The guarantee conditions of the older brother including a guarantee of $ 15,000, which must be reported daily to the local police station and must have only one cell phone.
The names of the three family members were all suppressed by a magistrate to protect the identity of the alleged victim.
The cases return to the court in September.
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