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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:34 AM

Southlake couple found guilty of forcing girl to work in their home for free for years

A federal jury found a Southlake couple guilty Thursday of benefiting from an African girl's unpaid domestic labor in their home, a verdict that could mean a decades-long prison sentence for the pair.

Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure were immediately taken into custody after the verdict was read, their children visibly shaken as they left the room, KTVT-TV (CBS 11) reported.

The couple were found guilty on two counts, including harboring an alien for financial gain and conspiracy for the same, accused of forcing the victim to work long hours without pay.

Djena Diallo of Guinea spoke no English when she was brought to Texas 18 years ago and had no friends or family here. She was made to cook, clean, perform yard work, paint and serve as nanny for the couple's five children, all while being denied academic and other opportunities given to the children despite being of similar age.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2019/01/10/southlake-couple-found-guilty-case-involving-girls-unpaid-domestic-labor

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