NATIONAL POLICE arrested a couple in Rota, Cadiz, for allegedly making three South American women become their sex slaves. The couple, a 46-year-old local man with nine prior arrests, and his Romanian wife of the same age, are charged with holding the women against their will and sexually exploiting them from their home.
They were forced to perform sexual acts and to provide and consume drugs with their clients. The victims have children in their countries of origin and were afraid to report the couple for fear of losing their only source of income.
Police seized several mobile phones, visiting cards and contact numbers for brothels, 49 grammes of hashish, precision scales, jewellery and €180 in cash.
The detainees were both sent to prison on remand.