Texas: Muslim couple convicted of keeping African girl as slave for 16 years

Mohamed Toure, 57, and Denise Cros-Toure, 57

Source: Texas couple convicted of keeping African girl as slave for 16 years | The Independent

A couple who enslaved a West African girl at their home in Texas for 16 years have been convicted by a federal jury.

Mohamed Touré, the son of Guinea’s first president Ahmed Sékou Touré, and his wife Denise Cros-Toure arranged for the child to travel to the US when she was only five years old.

They forced her to cook, clean and look after their biological children without pay, beat and whipped her and called her a “dog” and a “slave”.

The girl eventually managed to escape from the house in Southlake with the help of concerned neighbours in 2016.

Touré and his wife now face a maximum of 20 years in prison after being found guilty of forced labour, conspiracy to commit alien harbouring and alien harbouring.

Assistant attorney general Eric Dreiband said the pair “preyed on a young and extremely vulnerable girl”.

He added: “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.

“Human trafficking is a disgraceful and unacceptable crime, and this verdict should send the very clear message that we will investigate and vigorously prosecute these cases to hold human traffickers accountable and bring justice to their victims.”

The Department of Justice said Touré and his wife were from “powerful, wealthy, and politically connected families in Guinea”​ while their victim was “uneducated, impoverished and from a small, rural village”.

When the girl’s mother learned the couple had arranged to bring her to the US in January 2000, she unsuccessfully attempted to hide the child.

Once in Texas the couple isolated the girl and prevented her from going to school – unlike their own children, some of whom were around the same age.

Whenever she disobeyed or did not satisfy the couple’s demands she was physically and verbally abused to maintain her compliance.

The punishments included being whipped with an electrical cord, being hosed down with water in public and being thrown out of the house and forced to sleep alone in a nearby park.

“I’m gratified that we were able to obtain a measure of justice for this young woman, who suffered for years at the hands of this couple – people who assumed they could deprive a little girl of her rightful freedoms with impunity,” said US attorney Nealy Cox.

“I’m especially grateful to the witnesses who helped rescue this woman and brought the defendants’ crimes into the light of day. If we want to wipe out human trafficking, we need the whole community to support the effort and be alert.”

 

19 thoughts on “Texas: Muslim couple convicted of keeping African girl as slave for 16 years

  1. Strange actions, except for a moslem.
    A worse story from a few years back removed from view. In an African country, I think Nigeria, two moslem soldiers held a Christian schoolgirl up by her feet in front of her schoolmates. Another moslem soldier, with a sword, cut and split the child from her crotch to her head.. Then asked the other children if they would convert to that loving islam!

  2. Is there no end to the inhumanity of Muslims?

    How many times must they prove it before Americans get wise and our leaders do something to protect us from those already here and those on the way?

  3. As usual, all UK tabloids are reticent when it comes to using the ‘M’ word. Not one mention of Muslim or Islam.

    And why isn’t this covered in the mainstream media? I could only find a redacted AP small piece in the NYT. No details…just a brief mention.

    Knowledge is power so the left continues to doom us with fake, biased or unimportant ‘news’.

    Congress peeps are counting on us to say nothing and do nothing coz we DO NOTHING
    • If you are happy with this, you’ll continue to be happy till the end.
    • If you are not happy…WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/
    http://www.contactsenators.com
    http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
    https://www.usa.gov/state-governor
    https://www.congress.gov/state-legislature-websites

    • Don’t forget family and friends…keep them informed even if they don’t want to hear it.
    • If you won’t stand up for your country, your freedoms, your loved ones and friends, who will?

    Midnight’s not creeping, it’s at a gallop…

  4. Hang the slave holders of the poor girl in Texas!

    Do it in the public square for treating anhumsn like a piece of luggage!

    Stinking followers of mo, the perfect pedophile!

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  6. 16 freakin years and they had neighbors. WTF!
    Hello Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, April Ryan, Maxine Waters et el…I can’t hear you.

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  10. muzzie can’t do anything else besides appropriating the labor of others through coercion and violent means

  11. Their muslim, so I expect them to get released. possible 1 year probabtion because of religious rights. Look at those in Texas a year ago. Teaching slave kids to shoot up schools and killed their own kid. Not one day in prison

  12. how come his highness imam farrakhan is silent on slavery of a black person by muzzie? how come his highness still keeps the cult that imprisons his own as recently in libya as a year ago?
    how come his highness doesn’t read the chapter where muzzies are instructed how to transact in selling and buying of animals, meaning black slaves and they’re only worth 1/2 arab slaves

  13. Southlake is a suburb of DFW metro area. Remember Clock Boy? Ahmed Mohamed and his family were living in Irving which is also suburb of DFW metro area. Ahmed Mohamed incident was September 14, 2015. Less than a year later, the enslaved girl held by Touré escaped in August 2016.

    I wonder if these lovely people have anything else in common? Maybe a mosque? Maybe???

  14. Horrific crime! We should beat them everyday while in prison. Hope the other prisoners get it done. Child abuse is a horrific crime. Can’t believe they held her captive this long! God bless this young woman.

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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