Child Brides And Forced Marriages: Det. Sgt. Trevor Russell

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Published Sep 6, 2020, 2:00 PM

Trevor Russell started out his career wanting to be an economist. So how did he end up investigating forced child marriages for the Australian Federal Police?In part two of this exploration of Australia’s victim based crimes, Det Sgt Trevor Russell takes us deep into what it’s like investigating forced child marriage in Australia. Plus how he manages the heavy emotional toll of his work after he clocks off and heads home to his family and friends.

Listen to part one with Detective Superintendent Jayne Crossling here

Guest: Det. Sgt. Trevor Russell
Host: Madeleine West @madmadswest
Executive Producer and Editor: Elise Cooper @elisejcooper
Audio Transfer: North Coast Events 

If you are a victim of trafficking or know someone who is contact the AFP on 131AFP (131237) or email 


• Online form to report human trafficking via the AFP website 
• Inquiry into human trafficking and slave-like practices, 2017, 
• How Human Trafficking Is Happening In Plain Sight 

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