REPORT: After Girl Held as ‘Slave’ for 16 Years in Texas, Captors Mohamed Toure and Wife get Light Sentence

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BY TEAM DML / APRIL 23, 2019 /

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Twenty years ago, Texas couple Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure found a young girl from their native Guinea to care for their youngest son. In January of 2000, happy with her work, they flew her to their family residence in Southlake, Texas, to continue her work. She did not speak English, and the couple did not enroll her in school.

Tuesday, the couple, who were arrested for forced labor of a domestic servant last year, was sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay $288,620.24 in restitution to the girl, who was not named in the suit, according to a release from the Justice Department. Though both are lawful residents, their immigration status may be in limbo upon the completion of their sentences.

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“I hope that today’s sentence brings some measure of justice and healing to the victim, who suffered untold trauma as a result of the defendants’ heinous crimes,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said in a news release. “The defendants stole her childhood and her labor for years, enriching themselves while leaving her with pain and an uncertain future.”

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2 Comments

  1. Dana Robinson April 24th, 2019 at 7:23 am

    So ,darkhearted,evil humans at work..Theyre everywhere ..Those two deserve worse…,but God will sort out as God sees fit and serve PERFECT INESCAPABLE JUSTICE…

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  2. Richard April 24th, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Seven years for a “heinous crimes” does not seem right. They will probably serve half that and be released. Who knows what else happened during those 16 years, but the girl will never get her childhood back.
    The real shame is the prosecutor is all excited over the sentence of seven years, it should have been 16 years, equal to the life they stole.

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