A Texas couple who enslaved a young Guinean woman for 16 years were each sentenced to seven years in federal prison, authorities said on April 23.
Mohamed Toure, 58, and his wife Denise Cros-Toure, 58, from Southlake, Texas, were convicted by a federal jury in January of forcing the girl to work for their family without payment from the time she was about 5 years old. The couple were also ordered to pay $288,620.24 in restitution.
The couple, who are citizens of Guinea and lawful permanent residents in the US, may be deported after they serve their time in prison, authorities said in a statement. Toure is the son of Guinea’s first president, Ahmed Sékou Touré, and his wife is the daughter of the West African nation’s secretary of state, The Dallas Morning News reported.
“I hope that today’s sentence brings some measure of justice and healing to…
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