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More charges on Matthew James Markcrow who allegedly ran sex slave ring in Brisbane

A man accused of running a sex slave ring that saw victims drugged and branded like cattle has been hit with 13 new charges.

Matthew James Markcrow, 35, faced a Brisbane court earlier this month accused of keeping women for sexual servitude, and tattooing ownership claims on their bodies. He was initially charged with 10 offences.

On Tuesday, police said an additional 13 charges had been laid, including six counts of conducting business involving servitude, one count of grievous bodily harm, and four counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

Matthew James Markcrow, 35, faced a Brisbane court earlier this month accused of keeping women for sexual servitude

Matthew James Markcrow, 35, faced a Brisbane court earlier this month accused of keeping women for sexual servitude

Matthew James Markcrow, 35, faced a Brisbane court earlier this month accused of keeping women for sexual servitude 

Police allege women aged between 17 and 24 were kept in conditions of servitude of unlawful prostitution, given stupefying drugs, and subjected to controlled living, financial and work conditions as well as being tattooed

Police allege women aged between 17 and 24 were kept in conditions of servitude of unlawful prostitution, given stupefying drugs, and subjected to controlled living, financial and work conditions as well as being tattooed

Police allege women aged between 17 and 24 were kept in conditions of servitude of unlawful prostitution, given stupefying drugs, and subjected to controlled living, financial and work conditions as well as being tattooed 

Markcrow remains in custody and is expected to reappear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Police allege women aged between 17 and 24 were kept in conditions of servitude of unlawful prostitution, given stupefying drugs, and subjected to controlled living, financial and work conditions as well as being tattooed.

Markcrow’s girlfriend, Crystal Marie Sawyer, 23, was also arrested and charged with running the illegal prostitution business.

Earlier this month Sawyer was granted bail provided she not go within 100 metres of the house, report to police twice weekly, and not contact certain people including Markcrow. 

A total of nine alleged victims have so far contacted police. It’s alleged social media was used to recruit them.

Two 23-year-old women have also been charged over the ring that police described as truly shocking.

Crystal Sawyer leaving Brisbane watchhouse

Crystal Sawyer leaving Brisbane watchhouse

Crystal Sawyer leaving Brisbane watchhouse

Crystal Sawyer leaving Brisbane watchhouse

Co-accused Crystal Sawyer is pictured leaving Brisbane watchhouse earlier this month

Markcrow remains in custody and is expected to reappear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday

Markcrow remains in custody and is expected to reappear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday

Markcrow remains in custody and is expected to reappear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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