Luton man and woman charged with keeping slave
A Luton pair have been arrested after a woman was allegedly kept as slave and raped.
Bedfordshire Police was alerted to concerns about a woman believed to have been trafficked from the Manchester area to an address in Luton.
Officers attended the address where the woman was found. The woman was taken care of – given both support as well as alternative accommodation.
Mihail-Rafail Ghiunghius, 36, and Christina Elena Nitoiu, 22, both of Reginald Street, Luton, were charged on Saturday, March 4, with holding a person in slavery and arranging the travel of another person with a view to exploitation.
Ghiunghius was also charged with rape in connection with the same incident.
They are due to attend a further court hearing on 3 April.
A 26-year-old man from Luton also arrested was subsequently bailed pending further enquiries.