Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Accountant smuggled girl 'slave' into UK

Full Story: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/News_0798.htm

A COUPLE smuggled a 13-year-old girl into Britain to work as a household "slave", a court heard yesterday. During her ordeal, accountant Samuel Quainoo, 59, and his wife, Ernestina, a 37-year-old teacher, denied the girl both schooling and friends, it was claimed. Instead, the youngster, who they pretended was theirs, had to cook, clean and do the wasADVERTISEMENThing for their real child while they worked. She was never paid a penny. London's Isleworth Crown Court heard her ordeal only ended when she fell ill in May 2006 and fled the house to seek treatment. She ended up at Hillingdon social services and told them of her plight. The couple, of West Drayton, west London, were arrested and subsequently pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking, but deny any "slave" claims.

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