Suspected sex slave found in Parow

The door of a room in Parow being opened with a bolt cutter. A 21-year-old woman was found in the locked room.

Metro police and law enforcement officers raiding a house in Parow last week Friday found a suspected sex slave.

They encountered the 21-year-old woman during a series of raids to net drug pedlars and those flouting liquor laws. She was in a room locked on the outside.

JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security; and social services, said the outside room was apparently being used by men paying the woman in charge of the house for sex.

The woman in the room “was under the influence of drugs and refused any assistance”, said Mr Smith.

He reported the incident to the City’s Vice Squad so a social worker could help the woman.