Migrant abducted 2 adults in England and kept them as his personal slaves for yearsBy Tanya Clark 12:53 PM November 13, 2017
A migrant who lived in the United Kingdom abducted two adult men and then forced them into slave labor, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Kazmer Kolompar, 43, of Birmingham, pleaded guilty to holding a person in servitude and an additional charge of requiring a person to perform forced or compulsory labour under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
He was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison at Birmingham Crown Court.
He has also been given a 10-year slavery and trafficking prevention order.
The victims were both living in Hungary when they were made aware of an opportunity to earn a living in the United Kingdom.
They were offered living accommodations and a regular salary for work.
One of the victims arrived in the country about six years ago, and initially, settled in Sheffield.
He then moved to Leicester.
He worked long hours for Kolompar, who also once lived in Hungary, and wasn’t paid.
If he refused to go to work, he was assaulted and wasn’t allowed out of the property.
Kolompar then contacted the second victim in Hungary and told him he could earn four times as much in the United Kingdom.
The second victim arrived.
Again, for the first few weeks, life was fine for the victim, but then it changed.
He worked and wasn’t paid, given very little food and whenever he asked for his salary, he was assaulted.
Detective Constable Jo Turnbull from the force’s modern-day slavery team said: “The sentence passed today will hopefully help the victims move on with their lives and put the events of those months behind them.
“This was an extremely difficult case to investigate. The victims were both very traumatized by what they were subjected to. They never ever thought that they would be living in such conditions or made to work for little or no money.
“The Modern Slavery Act has only been in existence for the last two years and this is the first prosecution in our force area under this legislation.
“The individuals who commit such offenses prey on people’s vulnerabilities and offer them a life they could only dream of. In reality, this isn’t the case and many victims are left distraught.”