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Kidnappers used victim as a slave to clean flats

The Local · 5 Oct 2011, 17:39

Published: 05 Oct 2011 17:39 GMT+02:00

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Baden-Württemberg detectives have kept details of the incident, which happened in July, secret - so they could conduct investigations without alerting the kidnappers.

The victim fell in love with a woman via internet contact during the summer, police said, and travelled by train from his home in the Ortenau district, to Spaichingen, also in Baden-Württemberg, to meet her.

But police said that when she picked him up and took him home, he was met not by romance but by violence – two men were waiting for him.

They beat him and, together with the woman, forced him to clean two filthy flats.

The kidnapper trio then beat him again and left him to sleep naked in a corner on the floor, detectives said.

The following day they took him to Tuttlingen where they forced him to buy them a mobile phone and laptop before taking him to a bridge where they dangled him head-first off the edge, threatening to drop him.

He was only released on the third day, left traumatised and requiring hospital treatment for his injuries.

The police are still trying to work out why the suspects dreamed up the idea to get themselves a slave. A spokesman said all three were without work or anything sensible to do all day.

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“They used the days to amuse themselves with various senseless things,” he said.

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Your comments about this article

18:39 October 5, 2011 by William Thirteen
'They used the days to amuse themselves with various senseless things'

that pretty much describes us here reading the Local as well eh?
04:57 October 6, 2011 by Shirazz
@ Willam: LOL You hit the hammer where the nail wants....or something like that.

We need to get a life too.
09:43 October 6, 2011 by storymann
William Thirteen Thanks for the wake up call (:-
15:54 October 6, 2011 by catjones
With unemployment so low and restrictions on immigration so high, it's almost impossible to get good help these days.
17:35 October 6, 2011 by raandy
They took him to Tuttlingen to buy a phone and computer after they dangled him from a bridge. I can not believe he was not able to alert someone of his plight or stand in the shop and call the police.
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