Man jailed for servitude - Iver

26/09/2014

A man appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court today, Friday, 26 September 2014, and was jailed for three years for servitude. He was also fined £10,000.

John Rooney, aged 35, of Holly Bush Lane in Iver, Buckinghamshire, was sentenced after being convicted at Aylesbury Crown Court on 16 September by a jury with a unanimous verdict following a week long trial.

Between 01 January 2013, and 16 May 2013, Rooney held a 30-year-old man and a 43-year-old man by coercion and made them provide work and services for him and his family.  The victims indicated that they had been forced to work for Rooney for over a year.