Couple Arrested For Enslaving Teenager For Decades

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Published on 14 Dec 2015, 0:00
A couple in London has been arrested for enslaving a 40 year old man since he was a teenager. The 14 year old came from Nigeria, this couple took him in, forced him to cook and clean for them, and kept him there for over twenty years. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

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“A British couple have been jailed for six years each for keeping a Nigerian immigrant as a slave for more than two decades, a London court clerk said.

Emmanuel Edet, 61, and Antan Edet, 58, were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court in northwest London late on Monday after being found guilty last month of child cruelty, slavery and assisting in illegal immigration.

The couple brought the man to Britain in 1989 when he was 14 years old, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

They told the teenager they would educate and pay him, but they forced him to work long hours for no pay and threatened him with deportation if he tried to escape, prosecutors said.

He received no education and had only very limited contact with his family and the outside world. The couple took his passport, and he had no identity documents, prosecutors said.”


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