McIvor and Tanuchit: A truly 'heinous' case of sexual slavery

Schloenhardt, Andreas and Lynch, Laura-Rose (2012) McIvor and Tanuchit: A truly 'heinous' case of sexual slavery. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 35 1: 177-202.

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Author Schloenhardt, Andreas
Lynch, Laura-Rose
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Title McIvor and Tanuchit: A truly 'heinous' case of sexual slavery
Journal name University of New South Wales Law Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-0096
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 35
Issue 1
Start page 177
End page 202
Total pages 26
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher University of New South Wales
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The proceedings against Mr Trevor McIvor and Ms Kanakporn Tanuchit are among the very small number of reported cases of trafficking in persons in Australia. It also marks the first convictions for slavery offences in New South Wales. In June 2006, five Thai women were discovered in a secret room in the basement of a licensed brothel owned by Mr McIvor and Ms Tanuchit. In December 2010, the pair was convicted of five counts of possessing a slave and five counts of exercising over a slave powers attaching to the right of ownership, contrary to section 270.3(1)(a) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) schedule 1 ('Criminal Code'). When questioned about the crime, the Crown Prosecutor for the case, Mr Bruce Levet, described the actions of the couple as 'heinous'.
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