A Nigerian nanny is receiving more than $121,000 in compensation from a Texan couple who worked her for 2 years without pay.
Chudy Nsobundu, 57, and his wife Sandra, 49, were additionally sentenced to a 7-month jail term plus 7 months of home confinement and three years’ probation for the abuse, The Associated Press reported.
The victim, told local authorities that the couple had contacted her in Nigeria with a promise to pay her $100 a month.
When she arrived and started work in September 2013 she was subjected to physical and verbal abuse, a 19 to 10 hour a day shift slaving away for the parents and their 5 children, fed on leftovers, denied a bed and even warm showers. This continued to October 2015.
The couple seized her passport and threatened her. It was until the nanny went to the National Human Trafficking Resource Centre and an investigation proved her paperwork for obtaining a proper U.S. work visa was found to be wanting authorities said.
In 2016, Sandra Nsobundu pleaded guilty to unlawful conduct with respect to forging documents in furtherance of forced labour, while her husband, Chudy Nsobundu, pleaded guilty to visa fraud.