Mohammed Herzi had met a female in Italy whom he had promised that he would find a job for her in Malta. The culprit paid for all her travel expenses, and upon her arrival to Malta the culprit locked the victim in an apartment. Upon locking her in the apartment, the subject also raped and beat the victim on numerous occasions. When the victim tried to leave the subject ensured that she could not, and demanding his travel money back. Since the victim had no employment as it has been all a rouse to get her to Malta, the subject informed her that she will have to work other jobs (prostitution). The victim managed to escape the apartment after 5 days, and after the incident, the subject absconded Malta.