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A Houston Couple Has Been Sentenced And Ordered To Pay Restitution In Nanny Enslavement Case

The couple will also serve sentences of 14 months, and three years of supervised release

Texas leads the country, however, with the most officer fatalities in 2017, with 14 law enforcement deaths.

An unprecedented check has been presented to a labor trafficking victim, in Katy.

US attorney Ryan Patrick said a full restitution amount of over 120 thousand dollars has been given to a woman from Nigeria, in the nanny enslavement case.

His office said typical restitution matters are paid on a monthly basis but, after uncovering the convicted couple's significant financial means it was paid in full.

"This is modern day slavery, and this is exactly what it looks like. And this was happening in a cul-de-sac in cinco ranch. And if it happens there, it can happen anywhere. Not only in Houston or TX, or anywhere else in the country," said Patrick.

In addition to restitution, the Katy couple was ordered to serve 14 month sentences, and three years of supervised release, back in January. The victim was held as a slave for two years, before being rescued after a tip, in 2015.

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