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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 12:04 PM

UK family found guilty of enslaving homeless and disabled people

Source: Guardian News


Lincolnshire gang forced at least 18 victims to work for little or no pay and live in squalor for up to 26 years

Jamie Grierson
@JamieGrierson
Friday 11 August 2017 10.17 EDT


Eleven members of a Lincolnshire family have been convicted of a series of modern slavery offences after forcing at least 18 victims including homeless people and some with learning disabilities to work for little or no pay and live in squalid conditions, it can be reported.

The members of the Rooney family, who were based on Traveller sites in Lincoln, targeted vulnerable people, including some with alcohol or drug addiction, and deliberately looked for potential captives on the streets, Nottingham crown court heard.

The impact of the forced labour on the mental and physical health of the victims had been severe, prosecutors said, with some being malnourished, subjected to beatings and threatened. One of the victims was found to have been working for the family for 26 years.

The Rooneys lured in their captives with offers of work and accommodation but once they accepted they were allocated dilapidated caravans mostly with no heating, water or toilet facilities, prosecutors said. Some victims reported having to use rudimentary toilets in the woods nearby.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/11/uk-family-found-guilty-of-enslaving-homeless-and-disabled-people

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 12:12 PM

1. Well, it's nice to know that the USA doesn't own a monopoly on truly horrible people.

Preying on the homeless. One should be sentenced to an eternity under Hell for that...

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 12:46 PM

2. ILAB - Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:12 PM

3. one of my brothers lives in Lincs

dreadful

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