Two men charged with slavery offences

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The Australian Federal Police has charged two men with slavery and possession of child exploitation material offences.

On Monday, 19 June 2017, a search warrant was executed at a residential address in Melbourne.

Following this, a 33-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were both charged with possession of child exploitation material. Both were bailed to appear in court today (Friday, 23 June 2017).

At today’s court appearance, the 33-year old was further charged with:

• facilitate the entry of another person into Australia, deceiving that person with regard to their exploitation in Australia, contrary to section 271.2(2) of the Criminal Code (Cth);

• intentionally exercise over a slave any of the powers attaching to the right of ownership, namely use, contrary to section 270.3(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (Cth).

The 31-year-old was further charged with:

• intentionally exercise over a slave any of the powers attaching to the right of ownership, namely use, contrary to section 270.3(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (Cth).

Both men have been bailed to next appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

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