Texas pair convicted of enslaving African girl for 16 years


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal jury has found a suburban North Texas couple guilty of enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years.

Jurors found Mohamed Toure (TOHR’-eh) and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, guilty Thursday of forced labor. They face up to 20 years in prison, but no sentencing date was immediately set.

Toure is the son of a former president of the West African country of Guinea. The Southlake, Texas, pair was accused of bringing the 5-year-old girl from her rural Guinean village in 2000 and forcing her to work without pay in their home for years. Authorities began investigating after…

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