Son of Guinea’s first president charged with forced labor of child in Texas

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Perps Denise Cros-Toure and Mohamed Toure

Don’t expect massive mainstream media coverage and promotion of this story. Two reasons: 1) The perps are connected to Guinea, a predominantly Islamic country and 2) It validates why strict immigration rules/enforcement are important for verifying who is in our country.

From CNN: A Texas couple with deep political connections in the West African country of Guinea was charged Thursday with forced labor after a young woman they allegedly enslaved for more than 16 years managed to escape their home in Southlake with help from neighbors.

Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure, both 57, allegedly brought the victim from Guinea to Texas in 2000, when she was just 5 years old. She has not been named.

They allegedly then forced the girl to do housework and care for their children, subjecting her to emotional and physical abuse, the Department of Justice said in a press release.

“Although the victim was close in age to the children, the defendants denied her access to schooling and the other opportunities afforded to their children,” the department alleges.

The couple originally hail from Guinea, where Mohamed Toure is an influential figure and son of Guinea’s first President, Ahmed Sekou Toure.

The younger Toure was also a leader of the political opposition party in Guinea, although he has no diplomatic immunity or status, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Following his father’s death in 1984, Mohamed Toure was imprisoned along with other members of his family, according to the authors of Historical Dictionary of Guinea. He was later exiled to Morocco and Ivory Coast before settling in Texas with his wife and children.

He later returned to Guinea, where he was named secretary general of his father’s old political party.

Now, Toure and his wife face up to 20 years in prison on the forced labor charge.

“As part of their coercive scheme to compel the victim’s labor, the defendants took her documents and caused her to remain unlawfully in the United States after her visa expired,” the Justice Department alleges in its press release. “They further isolated her from her family and others and emotionally and physically abused her.”

In the criminal complaint against the Toure, the lead investigator alleges that the victim — referred to only as Female Victim 1 or FV-1 — was forced to sleep on the floor for years, and was only taken to see a medical professional once.

The complaint also alleges disturbing incidents of physical abuse by Cros-Toure, who allegedly beat the victim, sometimes with a belt or electrical cord. In one incident, the victim alleged an earring was pulled out of her ear by Cros-Toure with such force that it tore her earlobe, leaving a visible scar. The victim allegedly was also frequently yelled at or kicked out of the house without money, identification, or the ability to communicate in English.

On one occasion, the victim was discovered in a park by a police officer and returned to the Toure family as a suspected runaway.

“Eventually, in August 2016, the victim escaped the defendants with the help of several former neighbors,” the release also alleges.

In a statement to CNN on Friday, Scott Palmer, the attorney representing Denise Cros-Toure, said the complaint was “riddled with salacious allegations, fabrications, and lies.”

“The subject was considered a member of the family and treated like a daughter by Denise Cros-Toure and Mohamed Toure,” said Palmer. “The kids considered her part of the family and each of them had chores and responsibilities like every family.”

Palmer insists the victim was well treated, and lived a normal life.

“We look forward to amassing a mountain of evidence to refute the government’s portrayal of our clients, and look forward to revealing the motivation of this woman to lie, betray, and attempt to destroy the family that took her in at the request of her father for a better life in the United States,” the statement adds.

The case was investigated by the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, which is often involved in criminal cases that have an international dimension.

DCG

6 responses to “Son of Guinea’s first president charged with forced labor of child in Texas

  1. She worked for people of Muslim privilege.

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  2. I rather think that was the whole point of the “send me your weak, etc.” on the Statue of Liberty. America was to be a place to escape oppression. Now our Jewish owners want it turned into another paddock for the herd to graze and wallow.

    We are all observers not participants. We need to take back our country.

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    • lophatt . . . . God Bless you for putting voice to the following statement: “We are all observers not participants. We need to take back our country.”

      The very first thing that needs to be done in this particular case, since it is alleged that this female was treated just the same as the children of this couple . . . . where are the school records that show (since she was taken into their home at the age of five in the year 2000 then she should be about 21 to 22 years old) and she should have attended both grade school and high school in the US. If these documents cannot be obtained, and the fact is that she evidently does not speak fluent English. I think a very good case could be made for the fact that she was NOT treated the same as the natural born children of this couple. I would make the assumption in this situation that she was indeed held as an unpaid slave.

      I think that her attorney, if it proves out that she was never allowed to attend school, alongside this couple’s natural born children, and she ran away–only to be taken back to this couple by the police officer who found her in a park . . . . bells should have gone off in the head of this officer. What did this couple say to the officer upon his returning her to their custody? If it turns out that she has been held in slavery for this many years–this officer needs to be sewed because his/her due diligence was not done in ascertaining what the basis was that this child was living in their custody. Perhaps he fell for some lame story on their party. Why didn’t he question the fact that she was unable to speak English on a proficient basis, and what was he position in their home?

      We have now seen any number of cases where young females have been held by people. Police have kinda/sorta come around, yet no one questions all the facts relating to, nor do they do a search of the property to first hand ascertain what is going on. Do we not pay officers enough money to have them do their jobs in a full and complete manner? Obviously, some officers may not think so.

      Perhaps this just comes down to some of us being more detailed than others. I always want to know what the whole picture is.

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  3. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:

    Nice! Have at it Texas! These two need to feel the full weight of the US justice system. Of course, it is all made up and none of the accusations are true. Really!? And you are going to stick with that? Nice!

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    • bzerob . . . . I am all the way behind your thinking! If it can be absolutely proven that these two creeps held this young woman for all of her maturational years . . . . by golly, I want Texas to jump on both their chests, and thump ’em real good. A full 20 years alongside the “cream of the crop” of lowlife prisoner’s should just do the trick. I also, if this is PROVEN TRUE, want the majority of monies this couple has amassed to go to pay reparations to this young woman whose childhood was stolen, who was left uneducated, and ill prepared to face the real world as a young adult. Depending on how many of this couple’s biological children may be left under the age of 18 — who might still need to be cared for . . . . the lion’s share of their estate should be put in trust to care for, and educate this most unfortunate young woman.

      Let’s also check this young woman’s ear lobes . . . does one of them bare the scar of having had an earring jerked out of it? If so, that just gives greater credence to her story.

      If it is true, it is so gross, it makes me sick inside, and I hope that the state just sticks it to these folks.

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  4. DCG . . . . what a fabulously interesting article!! Good work young lady. Please keep us abreast of how this turn out. It is just too good a story to not know the ending.

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