Ben Smith was an upstanding young man from country NSW who left for the big city of Sydney with aspirations of playing football. After becoming a successful police officer, his life was suddenly turned upside down when he was wrongly accused of sex crimes out of the blue. Fortunately, his wife Amy had faith in him and did not accept the accusations without question. She set out to prove his innocence and succeeded in doing so, saving her husband from a potential prison sentence. Tara Brown reported on this extraordinary story.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Naomi Shivaraman
Mae Ja Kim appears small, meek and unassuming, but in reality she is a shrewd criminal and one of Australia’s top human traffickers. She has allegedly amassed a fortune by luring hundreds of Asian women to the country, only to enslave them in the sex industry. Despite her five-year jail sentence, Mae Ja Kim may have only experienced a minor setback in her criminal career, as revealed in a joint investigation by 60 Minutes, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and Stan.
Reporter: Nick McKenzie
Producer: Amelia Ballinger
Airdate: Sunday 12 March 2023 at 8.40pm on Channel 9.