Slavery Accused Bailed Until 31 December

A 74-year-old man has appeared at Westminster Magistrates's Court charged with four counts of rape, nineteen counts of indecent assault and one of false imprisonment.

Aravindan Balakrishnan was arrested in November 2013 in Lambeth, south London, when it was alleged that he "unlawfully and injuriously imprisoned a woman and detained her against her will" between January 1999 and October 2013.

He was bailed to appear again on 31 December, on condition that he must live and sleep at his home address, not apply for international travel documents, not contact five women, who cannot be named, and not enter Lambeth unless accompanied by his solicitor.


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