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Jurors began deliberating Thursday afternoon in the case of an Ashland couple accused of imprisoning and abusing a cognitively-impaired woman.
Jessica L. Hunt, one of two people accused of imprisoning and abusing a mentally challenged woman, today testified that she was trying to help the 30 year old.
Minutes after prosecutors rested their case today, friends of the couple accused of imprisoning and abusing a cognitively-impaired woman testified that they never witnessed any mistreatment.
Ashland police officers testified Monday about their investigation into the alleged force labor and imprisonment of a cognitively-impaired woman and her five-year-old daughter by Jessica L. Hunt, 31, and Jordie L. Callahan, 26.
A codefendant in the labor trafficking trial of Jessica L. Hunt, 31, and Jordie L. Callahan, 26, testified Friday that he used his previous romantic relationship with the cognitively impaired alleged victim to lure her back to her alleged abusers after she had escaped the squalid basement where she was imprisoned along with her 5-year-old daughter.
Social workers made several visits to an Ashland home during the time that federal prosecutors allege the tenants were imprisoning and abusing a cognitively-impaired woman and her 5 year-old daughter.
An attorney representing a man accused of raping and torturing a cognitively impaired woman today tried to paint his client as a victim.
A woman who prosecutors say was imprisoned by an Ashland couple testified Tuesday in federal court that her captors held her against her will by using violence, rape and humiliation.
The mentally challenged woman who is the alleged victim in a federal labor trafficking case took the stand Monday and described how she and her 5-year-old daughter were forced to live in a cold, dark basement while the defendants spent her Social Security money and government assistance money.
Dezerah Silsby, a codefendant in a federal labor-trafficking conspiracy trial, testified Friday in Ohio’s Northern District Federal Court that she used a rock to injure a woman’s hand, to help two others fraudulently obtain painkillers.