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US church leaders charged with using homeless for forced labour

12 people from Imperial Valley Ministries face charges of conspiracy, forced labour, document servitude and benefits fraud.

12.9.2019

12 people from Imperial Valley Ministries face charges of conspiracy, forced labour, document servitude and benefits fraud. FMTNews

12 people from Imperial Valley Ministries face charges of conspiracy, forced labour, document servitude and benefits fraud.

Leaders of the church forced victims to beg up to nine hours a day, six days a week, in some instances by telling them their children would be taken away if they left. (Pixabay pic)

They face charges of conspiracy, forced labour, document servitude and benefits fraud.

Authorities said the church – whose stated purpose is to “restore” drug addicts – lured victims beginning in 2013 with promises of free food, shelter and monetary assistance to eventually return home.

Authorities said church leaders forced the victims to beg up to nine hours a day, six days a week, in some instances by telling them their children would be taken away if they left.

“This is the most significant labour trafficking prosecution in this district in many years,” Brewer said. “These cases are few and far between because many victims live in captivity and fear, powerless to report the crimes against them.”

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