Texas couple accused of enslaving girl for 16 years – CBS News

Mohamed Toure, 57, and Denise Cros-Toure, 57, have been charged with forced, unpaid labor of a domestic servant

SOUTHLAKE, Texas –– A couple in Southlake, Texas, has been charged with forced, unpaid labor of a domestic servant after allegedly keeping a young West African girl in their home for more than 16 years until neighbors helped her escape, CBS Dallas / Fort Worth reports. Mohamed Toure, 57, and Denise Cros-Toure, 57, arranged for the victim, who didn’t speak English, to travel alone from her village in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa, to Southlake in January 2000 to work for them in their home, according to an affidavit.

The victim’s Guinean passport indicated that she was 5 years old at the time.

Source: Texas couple accused of enslaving girl for 16 years – CBS News

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