A Texas couple has been found guilty of enslaving an African woman for over a decade.
A federal jury found Mohamed Toure and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, guilty Thursday of forced labor of a Guinean woman for 16 years. They brought her into the country when she was just five-years-old from her rural Guinean village in 2000.
The couple required the girl to cook, clean, do yard work, paint, do the laundry and take care of the Toures’ five children without paying her, court documents say
But jurors found the couple not guilty on two other charges related to the case. Law enforcement started their investigation after the victim fled the couple’s home in 2016 with the help of several former neighbors, according to federal court documents.
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, they face up to 20 years in prison. Toure is the son of Guinea’s first president, Ahmed Sekou Toure.
A sentencing date for the Toures had not been set.