Friday, March 2, 2012

Modern Slavery in Arlington, TX

Nigerian Woman Explains Escaping Enslavement In Arlington Home

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A woman who was held captive inside an Arlington house for nine years shared her story with CBS 11, explaining how she survived and escaped after she was tricked and forced into captivity.
This woman, who requested to be called Cindy, didn’t ask that we disguise her voice, or hide her face.
Cindy only asked that she wear a pair of dark sunglasses.
She thought she was coming to Texas from Nigeria to work as a nanny for Emmanuel and Ngozi Nnaji.
Instead, she was enslaved in their Arlington house for nine years.
The couple forced her to take care of their three children, and do all the chores 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Cindy says she never had a break, never had a day off, and never had any time for herself. She said, “I had no choice” in the Nnaji’s house.
Cindy was never allowed to leave, not even to go to church.

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