Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Hawaii News Now: TX couple accused of enslaving girl for 16 years

Inquiry launched to examine possible link of slavery at local college Inquiry launched to examine possible link of slavery at local college
Gerardo Duncan | 29 April, 2018, 01:16

Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure were being held in a federal detention facility Friday (local time) pending a probable cause hearing on Monday in Fort Worth on a forced labour charge.

The Department of Justice press release read, "According to the affidavit filed with the complaint, the defendants and others arranged for the victim, who did not speak English, to travel alone from her village in the Republic of Guinea, in West Africa, to Southlake, Texas, in January 2000 to work for the defendants in their home".

Cros-Toure's attorney, who denied most of the allegations, confirmed that the girl did not attend school but said she was kept out of school because she had overstayed her visa and the couple feared that she would be deported. Palmer also says the girl was not brought here at age 5, but rather in her early teens-perhaps 13.

Mohamed Toure, the son of Guinea's first President, Ahmed Sekou Toure, and his wife may face up to 20 years in prison if they are tried and convicted after being charged with imposing forced labour on a child for about 16 years.

Without speaking a word of English, the young girl had no place to turn when she came to the U.S. and was forced to work for the couple, tending to their yard work, painting, laundry, and child rearing.

The Toures are accused of forcing her to work in their home without pay for long hours cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, painting and caring for their children. "She wasn't considered a housekeeper", Mr Palmer said.

Palmer said the girl was a member of the family. They can't believe it.

"She was provided food, clothing, a bed, spending money, a house to live in ... They are just completely and totally just blown away that she can say these things", Palmer said.

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