Texas Couple Enslaves African Girl For 16 Years

Keeping her hidden away from society, a couple from Southlake, Texas forced an African girl to work for them as a slave for 16 years. This girl couldn’t speak any English and was often abused verbally being called both a “dog” and “idiot”.

Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure Tarrant County Sheriff's Office
Image: Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office

Both Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure, are now facing a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison, for what they have done to this girl. The unnamed girl, was taken away from her village back in 2000, according to the Department of Justice.

Once she arrived at the Toure home, she was domesticated to being their slave. This girl was kept at the residence and was forced to do any and all tasks that they wanted. This included cleaning and cooking, among taking care of their children for them. It is unknown if any sexual abuse happened to her as well.

During her time at the Toure home, this girl was unable to attend school and was not allowed to have any medical care whatsoever. The Toure family themselves have medical coverage, which includes both the mother, father and their five biological children.

Suffering from numerous torment both physically and emotionally, this girl also was tossed outside due to her smelling badly. Then a garden hose was used to rinse her off. From what is known, Denise Cros-Toure choked the girl on a number of occasions as well.

Both Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure are from politically connected families in Guinea. It is where the father served as the country’s first president. Federal authorities mentioned that this girl was originally from a rural village, located in the west part of Africa.

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If there is any silver lining, this girl did manage to escape her abuse back in August of 2016. Her neighbors would help her get out of there.

“The defendants preyed on a young and extremely vulnerable girl,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said in a news release. “Their despicable actions included cruelly abusing her, forcing her to work in their home, hidden in plain sight, for years without pay, and robbing her of her childhood.”

Both Toure and his wife were immediately taken into custody following Thursday’s verdict after their four-day trial. An attorney appointed for the couple has planned to appeal the verdict. Now, everyone anxiously awaits the outcome of this case according to KTVT. It is unknown how old this girl is now but she was abused at an early age.

(Source: New York Post)

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