Left alone in a Cambodian prison, Australian mother-of-two Yoshe Taylor had all but given up fighting for her release.

"I actually thought the death penalty was a much better idea than being in jail for 23 years," she says.

The local court rejected Yoshe's claims that she was set up by a drug syndicate via a dating website and she was concerned for her children's ongoing welfare.

It wasn't until a group of lawyers joined forces that the tide started to turn in Yoshe's favour.

The lawyers discovered that three other Australian victims had been scammed by the same drug syndicate and then released — but that somehow this evidence hadn’t been shared in time to rescue Yoshe from serving six years in jail.

Now back in Australia, Yoshe is sharing her story for the first time, in a warning to others about the perils of online romance.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-19/afp-admits-role-in-yoshe-taylor-c...

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