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Twist in disturbing sexual slavery case as woman who claims a ‘kinky sex overlord’ kept her in a cage and forced her to wear a steel collar is branded a ‘self-confessed drug user’ by police

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  • James-Robert Davis has been accused of sex slavery offences against a woman
  • The former solider appeared before Armidale Local Court in NSW on March 17 
  • The 40-year-old is charged with offences including reducing a person to slavery
  • He was supported in court by five of his girlfriends, one of whom is pregnant 
  • Davis’s barrister told the court the allegations against him would be defended 
  • His alleged victim has been repeatedly caught driving with drugs in her system 

James-Robert Davis, a self-proclaimed ‘kinky sex overlord’ and former soldier, allegedly had a woman sign a ‘slave contract’, which she believed was a legally binding document

A woman who claims she was kept in a cage and forced to wear a steel collar by a violently domineering partner has repeatedly been caught driving with meth and cannabis in her system. 

The 30-year-old faced court in Sydney on Monday after pleading guilty to a string of charges including drug driving and carrying a knife in a public place. 

The woman has alleged former soldier James-Robert Davis, a self-proclaimed ‘kinky sex overlord’, made her sign a ‘slave contract’ while they were in an abusive relationship.

When Davis was arrested in northern New South Wales in March he was living with five other women in a ‘consensual polyamorous relationship’ also described as a cult. 

The 40-year-old has been charged by the Australian Federal Police with possessing a slave, reducing a person to slavery and causing a person to remain in servitude.

Downing Centre Local Court heard on Monday his alleged victim would produce evidence of her assistance to the AFP when being sentenced for the drug-driving offences.

NSW police have described her as a ‘self-confessed illicit drug user’ who was allegedly caught drug-driving three times since December last year. 

The woman was first issued with an infringement for driving with an illicit drug in her saliva on the north coast of NSW on August 20.

James-Robert Davis has been charged with possessing a slave, reducing a person to slavery and causing a person to remain in servitude. He is pictured centre with lingerie-clad women who are not the alleged victims of the charges

A woman who claims she was kept in a cage and forced to wear a steel collar by a violently domineering partner has repeatedly been caught driving with meth and cannabis in her system. A cage in James-Robert Davis's 'House of Cadifor' is pictured

A woman who claims she was kept in a cage and forced to wear a steel collar by a violently domineering partner has repeatedly been caught driving with meth and cannabis in her system. A cage in James-Robert Davis’s ‘House of Cadifor’ is pictured

The woman has alleged former soldier James-Robert Davis, a self-proclaimed ‘kinky sex overlord’, made her sign a ‘slave contract’ while they were in an abusive relationship. Davis is pictured with another woman at his ‘House of Cadifor’

She tested positive to meth and cannabis when pulled over in the same region on December 6 and was found carrying a knife in her phone carry case. 

‘The accused stated that she had taken it off some kids and forgotten about it,’ a statement of facts said of the blade. 

On December 19 the woman was charged with possessing a small amount of cannabis and eight days later she was pulled over again and tested positive to cannabis and meth.

When asked about her drug use on that occasion she replied: ‘I had a cone earlier in the day’, according to a statement of facts tendered in court. 

‘The accused is a self-confessed illicit drug user and police regularly find drug paraphernalia in her vehicle,’ the statement said. 

‘The accused should not be driving on the roads as she is a danger to herself and others and has been stopped by police three times over the course of December and January for the same offence.’  

The woman has pleaded guilty to the December 19 and December 27 drug-driving and knife offences and is facing yet another drug-driving charge on the north coast.

Davis allegedly forced a woman to have a slave number tattooed on her body. 'The victim recalls the slave number started with S/N 95, followed by a unique number,' police allege

Davis allegedly forced a woman to have a slave number tattooed on her body. ‘The victim recalls the slave number started with S/N 95, followed by a unique number,’ police allege

Australian Federal Police raided James-Robert Davis's property in northern NSW in March and allegedly found property including a barber's chair (pictured)

Australian Federal Police raided James-Robert Davis’s property in northern NSW in March and allegedly found property including a barber’s chair (pictured)

Most of her matters have been adjourned until June. Meanwhile, Davis is in Parklea jail under strict protection from other inmates due to his previous employment as a prison officer. 

His alleged victim’s barrister George Thomas told a magistrate on Monday he had spoken to an AFP officer and would be submitting material which detailed assistance his client had given to the agency. 

According to a statement of facts, the woman met Davis met in 2012 when he was in the army and the pair soon began living together at Maroubra in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The woman allegedly initially consented when Davis began to introduce bondage, discipline sadism and masochism (BDSM) during sex because it did not intrude on their day-to-day lives. 

But two months into the relationship Davis allegedly punched her to the ground. He allegedly began isolating the woman from her family and friends and took over handling her finances. 

James-Robert Davis (pictured), 40, appeared before Armidale Local Court via videolink on March 17 having been charged with slavery offences. He was refused bail

James-Robert Davis (pictured), 40, appeared before Armidale Local Court via videolink on March 17 having been charged with slavery offences. He was refused bail 

About a month later BDSM began to be incorporated into all aspects of the couple’s lifestyle, according to the tendered statement of facts.

Davis allegedly told the woman she had to wear a ‘submissive collar’, described as a thick stainless steel ring which was secured by an Allen key and worn around her neck at all times.

By the end of 2012 a second woman was allegedly introduced to the relationship, followed by a third. Davis allegedly told the victim she was being promoted to ‘slave’ and asked her to sign a ‘slave contract’ which had accompanying ‘slave protocols’.

‘The accused informed her that the contract was a legally binding contract and if she breached the contract she could be criminally charged in a court,’ the statement of facts said.

Davis allegedly told the woman she was ‘worthless’, ‘broken’ and useless each time she broke the rules. 

The woman was allegedly forced to ask Davis for permission to perform everyday activities, including going to the toilet, or face punishment.

The 40-year-old has shown his BDSM lifestyle at his home dubbed 'The House of Cadifor' with a woman who is not the complainant in the charges he faces

The 40-year-old has shown his BDSM lifestyle at his home dubbed ‘The House of Cadifor’ with a woman who is not the complainant in the charges he faces 

One of the punishments was allegedly being hit with a cane until she bled, which had led to permanent scarring. 

The woman allegedly had to be naked at the front door when Davis returned home and remove his shoes so she could kiss his feet.

Police will allege Davis choked the woman to the point of unconsciousness multiple times and locked her in a cage for two nights and three days in a row.

‘While the victim was in the cage he would assault her by repeatedly ramming a pole through the bars of the cage and into the victim,’ the statement of facts said. 

In 2014 the couple moved to Emerald in Queensland where Davis worked as a security guard for a strip club and the woman worked as the madam, without being paid.

‘The accused forced the victim to have her slave number tattooed on her body,’ the statement of facts said. ‘The victim recalls the slave number started with S/N 95, followed by a unique number.’

Australian Federal Police are pictured at the moment Davis was arrested by officers outside the Bunnings hardware store in Armidale, northern New South Wales, on March 11

Australian Federal Police are pictured at the moment Davis was arrested by officers outside the Bunnings hardware store in Armidale, northern New South Wales, on March 11

Davis is also accused of coercing the a woman into prostitution without payment when the pair moved back to Sydney in 2015 and the woman began work in a Surry Hills brothel. 

The woman allegedly worked at the brothel six nights a week and was paid cash which Davis allegedly collected from her each morning.  

In 2015 the woman escaped and moved into share accommodation, according to the statement of facts.

When police executed a search warrant on Davis’ home outside Armidale on March 11 they allegedly seized metal slave collar rings and found Allen keys used to open them in his wallet. 

They also allegedly located multiple slavery and servitude contracts between Davis and other women. One ‘contract of fealty to Master James’ was signed by him and a ‘hand maiden’. 

He is not charged with any offence related to any of the women with whom he was living in an arrangement described as a cult. 

The Australian Federal Police raided the sprawling rural property of James-Robert Davis about 30km outside Armidale, northern New South Wales, on March 11

The Australian Federal Police raided the sprawling rural property of James-Robert Davis about 30km outside Armidale, northern New South Wales, on March 11

Barrister Ian Lloyd QC told Armidale Local Court on March 17 the charges against his client would be defended. 

‘My client won’t be on trial for being a member of a cult even if, ultimately, that was accepted as a fact,’ Mr Lloyd .

‘There is no crime in lifestyle choices, no crime associated with consensual BDSM, these matters are not crimes and he has not been charged.’

Mr Lloyd pointed to Davis’s five girlfriends sitting in the back of the court room – including two who are university students and one who is 17 weeks pregnant – and claimed they all had ‘no fear about their wellbeing’.   

‘Each of these women – if they’re a slave – has had the opportunity to run away; they have not done so,’ Mr Lloyd told the court. 

The AFP prosecutor told the court much of the case information came from videos Davis posted online and allegations aired by the ABC, including the use of a cage. 

Four large wooden sandboxes with women's names engraved on the side are pictured on Davis's property. It has not been explained what the boxes were used for

Four large wooden sandboxes with women’s names engraved on the side are pictured on Davis’s property. It has not been explained what the boxes were used for 

Mr Lloyd told the court any cage Davis had used with the woman could be easily unlocked and had no bottom, adding it was a form of ‘affectation’.

He said the woman was a cadet at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn during some of her ‘rather unusual relationship’ with Davis, and made no complaint about him at that time. 

Mr Lloyd said it appeared the first complaint the woman made was to ABC current affairs program Four Corners.

‘It was Four Corners that reported this matter to the police, not the young lady,’ Mr Lloyd told the court.

The AFP alleges Davis referred to himself as the patriarch of a group known as the ‘House of Cadifor’.  He will next appear in a Sydney court later this month. 

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