Afolabi admits smuggling girls to NJ hair salons

27/08/2009
Afolabi admits smuggling girls to NJ hair salons

A man from the West African nation Togo has admitted his role in the smuggling of dozens of girls and women who were forced to work at hair braiding salons in New Jersey.

Lassissi Afolabi pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to conspiring with his ex-wife and others to commit forced labor and related crimes in Newark and East Orange, where he lived.Afolabi has been held without bail since his arrest in September 2007. He could face up to life in prison when he's sentenced Dec. 8.

Prosecutors say between October 2002 and September 2007 at least 20 girls and women were taken from Togo using fraudulent visas. The girls were forced to work six or seven days a week and to turn over all of their earnings to the defendants.

 

Commentaires

Loading comments ...

Loading comments ...

IL NE FALLAIT PAS MANQUER

Le Togo modernise ses prisons

Justice

Surpopulation, promiscuité, manque d’hygiène, violences. L'état des prisons n'est pas reluisante, mais c'est en cours d'amélioration.

Les conditions de la relance

Tourisme

Le gouvernement s’est résolument engagé dans le développement et la promotion du secteur touristique.

Energie solaire photovoltaïque pour 62 localités

Environnement

Un prêt de 6 milliards de la BOAD va permettre au Togo de distribuer l'énergie solaire dans une soixantaine de localités.

L'Europe un peu plus abordable

Tourisme

459.000 Fcfa, c’est le prix d’un billet entre Lomé et Paris (ou l’Europe) en ce moment sur Air France.