A 60-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man, both from Wareham, were arrested in February 2014 on suspicion of benefit fraud offences. On Friday 12 September 2014 they were charged with servitude and fraud offences and will appear at Weymouth Magistratesâ€™ Court on Monday 6 October 2014.
Detective Inspector Marcus Hester, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: â€œFollowing the warrant four victims, all British nationals and aged between late thirties and early seventies, were removed from a location in Wareham. â€œIt is alleged that one of the victims had been held at the location for many years. All four people are being assisted by the relevant agencies and have been deemed to have been trafficked after going through the national referral mechanism.
â€œThis was a detailed and thorough investigation over several months which has now led to these charges.â€