Read time: 1 minute

Three Arrested In Ohio For ‘Modern-Day Slavery’

Three Ohioans are accused of enslaving a mentally disabled young mother and her daughter over two years. The trio forced the woman to do housework, threatened her and the girl with violence and fed their pets better than the mother and daughter.

Police arrested three people outside Cleveland on Tuesday who’d been holding a mentally disabled woman and her daughter captive in what a U.S. district attorney described as “subhuman” conditions for over a year. According to federal prosecutors, the captors collected their prisoner’s government benefits, beat her for painkillers, and forced her to feed fruits and vegetables they wouldn’t give her daughter to the free-range iguana with which she was forced to room. The mother and daughter were also allegedly forced to eat dog food, sometimes out of cans, while the kidnappers’ pit bulls dined on table food. The three have been charged with forced labor, and one them faces a potential count of tampering with a witness. The mother of one of the suspects has already denied the allegations and claims that the woman was actually paying to stay at the apartment and could leave at any time.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team