Texas couple sentenced for enslaving Guinean woman for 16 years

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

A Texas couple have been sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years.

A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, sentenced Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure each to two seven-year terms and one five-year term, all sentences to be served concurrently.

The Toures are the son and daughter-in-law of the late Guinean president Ahmed Sekou Toure, who helped lead Guinea to independence from French rule in 1958. Sekou Toure was the country’s first president, a role he held until his death in 1984.

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