Texas couple found guilty of enslaving African girl for 16 years


FORT WORTH, TEXAS — 

A Texas couple was found guilty of enslaving an African woman for 16 years, WFAA reported.

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After deliberating for more than eight hours, jurors returned a guilty verdict against Mohamed Toure and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, on charges of forced labor, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. 

U.S District Judge Reed O’Connor read the verdicts Thursday evening. The couple face up to 20 years in prison, the newspaper reported.

Toure’s father, Ahmed Sékou Touré, was the first president of Guinea, WFAA reported. The elder Touré served as the country’s president from 1958 until his death in 1984.

Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure, of Southlake, were accused of bringing a 5-year-old girl from her…

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