KUALA KUBU BARU, MALAYSIA: A 54-year-old yoga instructor was arrested for allegedly holding three girls as sex slaves in his house for about a month.
He was arrested after police raided his house near here yesterday evening and rescued the girls. Two of the victims are 16 while the other is 20.
It is believed that the man had repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted the girls, who were believed to have been shackled and chained to a bed in the house. They had been reported missing since late November.
It is learnt that the man had lured the girls to his house before raping them.
Police formed a special task force to investigate the case after one of the victim's parents, a 38-year-old rubber tapper, lodged a police report on Nov 30.
Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Tun Hisan Hamzah confirmed the arrest.
"We found two packets of drugs believed to be syabu in the house," he said. Police also found a sex toy during the raid.
DCP Tun Hisan said the yoga instructor was wanted by police and had a criminal record.
"The victims have been sent to Kuala Kubu Baru hospital for a medical check-up," he said.