Texas Couple Accused of Keeping West African Girl as Slave for 16 Years Indicted

A Texas couple accused of keeping a child from Africa as a slave for 16 years were indicted on multiple federal charges Wednesday. The wealthy couple was arrested five months ago after the girl managed to escape their home.

Mohamed Toure and Denise Florence Cros-Toure, both 57, were arrested on April 26 after being charged by criminal complaint. They were charged with forced labor, harboring an alien for financial gain, conspiracy to commit forced labor and conspiracy to harbor an alien for financial gain.

The indictment revealed that Mohamed Toure was also charged with making false statements to federal agents when he said he tried to adopt the girl.

Denise Florence Cros-Toure and Mohamed Toure, both 57, were charged with multiple federal charges on September 19 for allegedly keeping a West…

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