Police have charged a second person with slavery offences as part of an investigation that was launched after four men were found in squalid conditions at a house in Birmingham.
Unemployed Cristian Panaghita, 31, of Cotterills Lane, is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court next Friday (9 May) accused of conspiracy to hold another person in slavery or servitude.
The 31-year-old, who has been on police bail since being arrested earlier this year, was charged last night (30 April).
A woman is already facing slavery charges as part of the inquiry and is due at Birmingham Crown Court tomorrow (2 May) for a plea and case management hearing.
Unemployed Vasilica Panaghita, 54, of Alum Rock Road, is accused of four counts of knowingly holding another person in slavery or servitude.
A 28-year-old man remains on police bail pending further enquiries.
The National Crime Agency has been supporting the West Midlands Police investigation, which began when the men were found living in a lean-to building at the Alum Rock Road property on 6 January.