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July 27, 2018

Amite Residents Charged with Abusing Family Member with Disabilities

A federal grand jury in New Orleans returned a six-count human trafficking and hate crime
indictment relating to the abuse of a 22-year-old woman with disabilities in Amite. 

The abuse included threats, physical restraint, consistent physcal violence, locking the victim in a backyard tent, requiring the victim to cut the yard using scissors, refusing medical care, burning the victim with a cigarette lighter, shooting her with a BB gun, holding her head under water, forcing her to eat her mother's ashes mixed with milk, and covering her with urine and feces.

Click here to read the Press Release that includes the names of those charged and the charges

Click here to read one of the Bills of Information and click here to read the second Bill of Information. They provide the names and of those charged and details the abuse.

An indictment and a bill of information are formal accusations of criminal conduct, not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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