Woman Brought to US as Nanny Treated Like Slave

Lili Huang charged with labor trafficking, false imprisonment, and assault
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 16, 2016 5:10 PM CDT
Lili Huang   (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – Prosecutors charged a Minnesota woman Friday with beating and starving a woman she brought from China to work as a nanny, the AP reports. Thirty-five-year-old Lili Huang of Woodbury is charged with five felony counts, including labor trafficking, false imprisonment, and assault. According to the Star Tribune, the 58-year-old victim arrived in the US on a visa in late March. The complaint states the nanny was forced to work up to 18 hours a day doing child care, cooking, and cleaning. Police calculate her pay at about $1.80 an hour. She was found wandering in the street. A hospital exam found she had many broken bones, and the complaint says the woman's weight had dropped to 88 pounds. (Read more nanny stories.)

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