Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure imported a 5-year-old girl from Guinea and enslaved her for 16 years.
The slave girl was forced to cook, clean, do the laundry, perform yard work and care for their children.
Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure (Intellivoire)
Mohamed is the son of Guinea’s first president.
Mohamed is a supporter of Marxist Hugo Chavez and his Socialist revolution.
US authorities have arrested the son of a former president of the West African country of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a countrywoman in their Texas home.
Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure were being held in a federal detention facility Friday (local time) pending a probable cause hearing on Monday in Fort Worth on a forced labour charge…
…According to an arrest affidavit, the defendants arranged for the victim who did not speak English to travel alone from her village in the Republic of Guinea to Texas in 2000.
“The victim’s Guinean passport indicated that she was five years old at the time,” a statement published on the Department of Justice website stated.
And for 16 years, until the victim escaped in August 2016, the Toures allegedly forced her to work in their home without pay.
She was forced to cook, clean, do the laundry, perform yard work and care for their children, the affidavit said.