Cairns detectives charge man with torture and slavery offences against deckhands on board his fishing vessels

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Deckhands allegedly swam through crocodile-infested waters to escape being tortured, with police charging a Karumba man with 46 offences including assault and slavery. Queensland Police Acting Inspector Jason Chetham said deckhands on board the man’s vessel were allegedly abused and assaulted and had food and water withheld. “They unfortunately worked without wages, they were forced to sleep on the open deck of the boat,” he said. Acting Inspector Chetham said police would allege there were five male victims and one 25-year-old female victim. more, >>click to read<< 09:37

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