Three men have spent the weekend behind bars, accused of tying up and holding captive a Wollongong woman because she had "loose lips" about a secret affair with one of them.
Security audio recordings taken from a Unanderra auto shop late Friday night allegedly capture the woman crying and screaming for help.
Police will allege she had a knife pulled on her, her hands bound and her throat grabbed so tightly she couldn't breath for parts of her 40-minute ordeal.
She emerged with rope marks on her wrists, which were photographed when she later went to police.
Figtree's Andrew Jason Nicholls, 35, Tullimbar's Joshua White, 25 and Anthony Rutherford, 33, of Farmborough Heights, are charged with taking and detaining the 28-year-old, in company for advantage.
The court heard Nicholls and White had been involved in extramarital affairs with the woman, and that Nicholls' relationship with her was ongoing.
She and Nicholls relied on the self-deleting messaging service Snapchat to arrange meet-ups, but on Friday night Nicholls called, summoning her to his Unanderra auto shop.
She arrived 11.20pm and was met by Rutherford, Nicholls and White, who is allegedly captured on the recording telling her, "loose lips sink ships", before accusing her of telling a friend about her affair with him.
The confrontation grew heated, before Nicholls allegedly "came right up into the victim's face and said, 'that's it, get the rope'," and pushed her into a chair. White allegedly retrieved some rope before the three men worked together to restrain her, binding her ankles and wrists.
The woman later told police she believed the men were going to kill her.
In a later stage of the confrontation she stood up, free of her bindings, only for Nicholls to allegedly grab her around her throat, so she couldn't breath. She hit the back of her head on a window, cracking it, in her efforts to get free.
Rutherford, who faces an additional weapon charge, is accused of pushing the woman back as she went to leave and producing a knife, telling her, "I'll f---ing stick you with this".
The woman was eventually set free, with Nicolls allegedly delivering the parting words: "You're lucky you're leaving, next time you won't be and neither will [the woman's father]".
On Saturday morning the woman reported the matter to police, who searched the Unanderra auto shop. The business' security system captured nothing visual, but did record audio elements which police will rely on.
White and Nicholls were arrested later Saturday; Rutherford was arrested Monday morning.
All three men were granted strict conditional bail in court on Monday.
The men are only allowed to leave home for work or - in White and Nicholls' cases - in the company of their wives.
They must abide by a curfew and not go within 200 metres of their accuser's home or approach any international airport. The matters return to court August 26.