Chilling pictures have emerged revealing a glimpse inside the ‘The House of Cadifor’ where a self-proclaimed ‘kinky sex overlord’ allegedly kept six women as slaves.
The Australian Federal Police released images from inside James Robert Davis’ sprawling rural estate near Armidale, northern New South Wales, after spending 15 hours raiding the property on Thursday.
The property is dotted with several small wooden huts located several hundred metres away from the main home, featuring single beds, no air-conditioning and curtains that do little to keep out the light.
Four large wooden sandboxes engraved with women’s names are also located nearby, along with a shed complete with a barber’s chair and boxes filled with whips, collars and other sex instruments.
James Robert Davis (pictured), 40, was arrested by the Australian Federal Police on Thursday afternoon and charged with several slavery offences
The Australian Federal Police raided the sprawling rural property of James Robert Davis about 30km outside Armidale, northern New South Wales, on Thursday
Pictures released by the Australian Federal Police following their raid show the property contained small wooden huts with single beds
The property also contained a shed which had a barber’s chair and boxes filled with whips, collars and other sex instruments
Four large wooden sandboxes with women’s names engraved on the side are pictured on the property
Pictured is a supplied Australian Federal Police photo of their Thursday afternoon raid on the sprawling rural estate
Davis – a 17-year veteran of the Australian Defence Force – was arrested outside the Armidale Bunnings following the raid and later charged with possessing a slave, reducing a person to slavery and causing a person to remain in servitude over.
The charges relate to the alleged slavery of a woman between between 2012 and 2015 in Maroubra, Sydney’s south, years before he moved to his Yarrowyck property, about 30km outside of Armidale.
‘Police allege the man manipulated an alleged victim between 2012 to 2015 for a so-called ‘cult’, and the victim was later subjected to ongoing physical, sexual and psychological abuse and degradation,’ Australian Federal Police said in a statement.
The woman was allegedly engaged in prostitution under the coercive control of Davis and did not receive payment for her involvement.
Police also allege the woman was physically assaulted by Davis and subjected to death threats after expressing her desire to leave.
More than 50 AFP investigators and forensic specialists spent last week searching Davis’ Yarrowyck property and seized phones, cameras and computers.
AFP vision is pictured of the moment Davis was arrested by officers outside the Bunnings in Armidale, northern New South Wales on Thursday afternoon
The pictures provide a glimpse inside the ‘The House of Cadifor’, of which Davis refers to himself as the patriarch, police allege
A bed located inside one of the small wooden huts on the property, with curtains that do little to block out the light
Several small wooden huts are scattered throughout the rural property, several hundred metres from the main home
Images released by the Australian Federal Police show the property contained a shed with large wooden doors
Davis had allegedly been living with six women at his rural home who had signed slavery contracts and were in his ‘possession’.
The AFP said Davis allegedly referred to himself as the patriarch of a group known as the ‘House of Cadifor’.
Davis appeared in Inverell Local Court on Friday, where no application for bail was made. He is next due to appear in Armidale Local Court on Wednesday.
Police said the current charges relate to one alleged victim but more charges could potentially be laid.
Davis had in 2018 featured in the television series ‘Cadifor: A story about love, family and slavery’.
More than 50 AFP investigators and forensic specialists last week searched the property in rural NSW and sezied phones, cameras and computers
An Australian Federal Police supplied picture of multiple cabins on the rural NSW property
Davis (centre) had allegedly been living with six women he called ‘slaves’ at his home in Armidale in northern New South Wales
Davis had previously served with the Australian Defence Force for 17 years, he claims
He moved to Armidale – which he described as a ‘highly conservative town’ – after serving 17 years in the military, he claims.
Davis constructed a dungeon, called House of Cadifor: Fetish Playroom, in the basement of his home as he was eager to get out of Sydney.
He has previously described himself as a ‘rope performer, fetish photographer, BDSM writer, kink educator, lifestyle dominant and consent advocate’.