Closing Arguments to Begin in ‘Modern-Day Slavery’ Case

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(Jordie Callahan and Jessica Hunt)

(Jordie Callahan and Jessica Hunt)

(Jordie Callahan and Jessica Hunt)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A jury in Ohio is close to beginning deliberations in the trial of two people accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years with her child.

Closing arguments are slated to begin Thursday before jurors get the case in a Youngstown federal court.

Prosecutors say the pair raided the accuser’s bank account while forcing her and her daughter to live in a locked basement in the northern Ohio town of Ashland.

One of the two defendants denied the allegations on Wednesday. Jessica Hunt testified that the alleged victim was free to go as she pleased and at times left the home for several days.

Hunt and her 27-year-old boyfriend, Jordie Callahan, have pleaded not guilty.

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