A man has been arrested for marrying 21 women through fake marriages and then forcing them into prostitution over the past nine years.

According to Utusan Malaysia, the man’s “business” came to an end after one of his victims was saved by the police recently.

The man, aged 32, is said to have married 18 locals and three women from a neighbouring country after getting fake marriage certificates from a syndicate.

He would then force them to become prostitutes in several states and beat them up if they refused.

Julia, the 18-year-old who was rescued by the police at a rented house in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan after her sister called Utusan to help find her.

The man, who was found wearing two talismans to help charm women, is expected to be charged under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act 2007.