Note: ‘Traveller’ is PC for Gypsy.
- Woman, named only as ‘Sabrina’ was sold in £600 part-exchange to travellers who kept her as a slave
- Owners of squalid shed Franck Franoux and partner Florence Carrasco are appealing 30 year sentences for rape, kidnap, torture and slavery
- Girl’s mother and father are also appealing combined 28-year jail term
- Woman was burned with an iron, beaten and hired out for sex to other men
- Police told original trial she was treated ‘worse than an animal’
By Ian Sparks
PUBLISHED: 08:05 EST, 5 September 2012 | UPDATED: 11:06 EST, 5 September 2012
A couple ‘traded in’ their daughter for a used car to a family who used her as a domestic slave for three years, a court in France was told.
The 23-year-old woman was sold in £600 ‘part-exchange’ for a second-hand hatchback – then subjected to daily sexual and physical abuse at a travellers’ camp outside Paris.
The daughter – named only as Sabrina – was then forced to live in a squalid shed owned by Franck Franoux, 58, and his partner Florence Carrasco, 56, in the suburb of Melun.
She was burned with an iron and cigarette ends, made to look after their seven children, beaten with iron bars and sticks and hired out for sex to other men.
When she finally fell critically ill in 2006, she was dumped outside a Paris hospital, with no teeth left and weighting less than six stone, the court heard.