Couple indicted on charges they enslaved African girl for 16 years


A Texas couple accused of forcing an African girl to work as a domestic slave for 16 years — allegedly while calling her a whore and “a little nothing” — were indicted Wednesday on a litany of federal charges, including forced labor.

Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure, both 57, of Southlake, were also indicted by a jury on charges of alien harboring for financial gain and conspiracies to commit forced labor and alien harboring, Justice Department officials announced.

The couple was charged in August after arranging for the girl — who didn’t speak English — to travel alone from her village in the Republic of Guinea to their home in January 2000. Toure, the son of Guinea’s first president, along with his wife, then forced the girl to work as the family’s domestic slave,…

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