LONDON, ENGLAND – “We’ve established that all three women were held in this situation for at least 30 years. We have seen some cases where people have been held for up to ten years, but we have never seen anything of this magnitude before,” said Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland with the Metropolitan Police Human Trafficking Unit.
Police were alerted in October by Freedom Charity. Organization officials got a call from the victims saying they were being held against their will. They gave an address, and cops tracked them down.
The women are a 69 year old from Malaysia, a 57 year old from Ireland and a 30-year-old British woman.
All three were rescued.
“All three women were highly traumatized and were taken to a place of safety where they remain,” said Hyland.
Their alleged captors are a man and a woman, both 67. They have been arrested.
Cops say, although it’s early in the investigation, the captors forced the women into slavery and domestic servitude.
The women are safe now, but after 30 years, it will be a miracle if they can find a new normal.