Man faces charge of keep­ing woman a slave

The Australian - - THE NATION -

A Mel­bourne man has ap­peared in court ac­cused of keep­ing a woman as a slave. Prab­hdeep Singh, 31, is also ac­cused of pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy and an il­le­gal an­abolic steroid. Po­lice charge sheets al­lege Mr Singh ex­er­cised own­er­ship over a slave for seven weeks, be­tween Au­gust 22, 2015, and Oc­to­ber 8, 2015. Mag­is­trate Dun­can Reynolds granted leave for the al­leged vic­tim to give ev­i­dence via a record­ing dur­ing a pre-trial com­mit­tal hear­ing. Mr Singh will reap­pear in court on Fe­bru­ary 19.

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