Brisbane ‘sex slave’ ring co-accused Crystal Sawyer released on bail

A person accused of drugging and recruiting girls for sexual servitude in Brisbane and tattooing possession on their our bodies stays behind bars, however his co-accused Crystal Sawyer has been bailed.

Matthew James Markcrow, 35, and Sawyer, 23, appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Courtroom on Friday charged after a four-month investigation into the alleged Brisbane prostitution ring.

Markcrow faces 10 expenses, together with conducting a enterprise involving servitude, conducting illegal prostitution, possessing medication and tainted property, and breaching privateness.

It will likely be alleged he was holding a number of girls aged between 17 and 24 in situations of servitude of illegal prostitution.

The prosecution will allege the ladies got stupefying medication, topic to managed dwelling, monetary and work situations, and have additionally been tattooed as being his property.

‘Stored in servitude’

Sawyer is charged with three offences, together with conducting a enterprise involving servitude.

Prosecutor Sergeant Mark Hughes stated Sawyer claimed to be “like a mom” to the ladies concerned and exerted a “diploma of management” as he opposed her bail software.

Crystal Marie Sawyer leaving the Brisbane Watchhouse
Crystal Sawyer is charged with three offences together with conducting a enterprise involving servitude. Credit score: AAP