Keith Baker (61), who was described as a Svengali figure, was sentenced to 15 years, and his 54-year-old wife, who was likened to his pawn, was jailed for three years.The couple had pleaded guilty to raping and sexually abusing their victim, who had severe learning difficulties.Its an extraordinary journey that raises tough questions about governments around the world largely indifferent to the traffickers abuses.TANIA, Trafficked to Turkey: [through interpreter] I hadnt encountered much evil in my life.Read More: Inside the Irish house of horrors where disabled woman was kept as sex slave for years Judge Patrick Lynch QC said: "It is not easy to understand how these individuals have so lost their moral compass that they could subject an individual who clearly exhibited serious mental defects to mistreatment, in sexual terms, depriving her of any dignity and even the most basic of living standards." He added: "Mr Baker presented as a Svengali figure, exercising control on three women based on his dominance, willingness to resort to violence and total immorality." The judge said: "She lacked the capacity to make decisions and was regarded as a mentally disordered person and did not have capacity to consent to sex." Keith Baker was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a further five on licence after his release.His wife was jailed for three years, with 18 months' early release under licence.They use the footage or images to blackmail their victims, and force them to perform more sex acts – treating them as their “slaves”, Ceop said – by threatening to pass on images shared to the victims’ family and friends.Seven young people have committed suicide as a result of being targeted, including 17-year-old Daniel Perry from Dunfermline in Fife.
Experts believe thousands of British children could have been targeted by abusers intending to trap victims.He died on 15 July after being tricked into thinking he was talking to an American girl online.Another seven young people seriously self-harmed, of whom six were from the UK."You hear everywhere of kids, you know, being picked up and you never ever see them again. And no matter how many times that I talk to her about it, it's just like she's just not getting it. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there are at least 100,000 underage girls being sex trafficked in America today.That's a conservative estimate based on what little hard data currently exists; NCMEC believes the real number could be as high as 300,000.The bathroom floor was covered in human waste and her mattress was badly stained.