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NY1: Prosecutors say Children Held as Slaves in Queens

A Queens woman has been charged with keeping two children as slaves in her home for six years since 2010, according to NY1 News,

Sook Yeong Park, 42, is charged with labor trafficking, assault, and endangering the welfare of two children.

Prosecutors say the 16-year-old girl was forced to perform household chores 10 hours a day, including giving the woman back, foot massages, pedicures and manicures.

Park is also accused of making the 14-year-old boy  work at a grocery store two days week, and then forcing him to turn in his wages to her.

The teens slept on the floor and in a closet. They were also allegedly beaten.

Park faces seven years in jail if she is convicted. She is free on bond and is due back in court on February 18.

You can read reaction from neighbors who also talk about what they saw in  NY1 News.

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