A Texas couple has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for forcing a young girl to work in their home for 16 years

CNN - 04-23


(CNN) — When she arrived in the US, the West African girl was just five years old, but she soon was responsible for caring for a Texas couple's children, cooking, cleaning and mowing the lawn. She was abused and neglected for 16 years -- until she escaped, according to a criminal complaint against the couple.