Southlake Couple Charged For Forced Labor

Southlake Couple Charged For Forced Labor

   Date Obtained   :  4/29/18    Website   :  https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Southlake-Couple-Charged-With-Enslaving-African-Girl-for-16-Years-481063791.html    Credit   :  Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office

Date Obtained: 4/29/18

Website: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Southlake-Couple-Charged-With-Enslaving-African-Girl-for-16-Years-481063791.html

Credit: Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office

Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure, both 57 and of Southlake, Texas, were charged with forced labor on Thursday after a young woman they had allegedly enslaved for over 16 years escaped from their home with some help from neighbors.  The couple has deep political connections to the country of Guinea, as Mohamed Toure is the son of the first president of the African country.  The couple allegedly brought the victim from Guinea to Texas 18 years ago when she was just 5 years old, and has since subjected her to emotional and physical abuse.  The couple faces up to 20 years each in prison.

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