The couple was stunned when they learned that an investigation into human trafficking was underway. They allegedly lured their au pair from Madagascar with false promises and then exploited her. In view of the charges, the accused woman from Munich burst into the Vienna Regional Court.
She would have had to work at least twelve hours a day and take care of the children almost all by herself, for a pittance. At the Vienna Regional Court, the 27-year-old from Madagascar talks about the supposedly terrible conditions of her au pair job with a fairly wealthy family: “I said I couldn’t work seven days a week. That was not agreed.”
Holidays, clothing, etc. for the au pair
After her interrogation, the accused mother (32) tears her collar: “I’m already really angry. She represents me as the very last!” Because, according to the resident of Munich and her husband, the relationship with the young woman looked completely different. They would have paid her for shelter, food, even luxury vacations – and given her pocket money on top of that.
“A lot of girls would have been happy to have been an au pair with this family,” said the couple’s lawyer, referring to the benefits the 27-year-old would have received from the job. All allegations are fictitious. The pregnant defendant also wants to clarify something at the end of the trial: “I seriously consider that an insult!”
Due to the “strongly contradictory information”, the couple is not legally cleared of human trafficking.
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