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Nigerian Woman Charged with Modern Day Slavery

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ATLANTA (WAOK)-Authorities accuse a 41-year-old Nigerian woman of forcing young women into slavery at her home in Suwanee with the promise of putting them through school.  Instead of fulfilling her promise, Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Coppedge says Bidemi Bello beat them when they didn’t do their tasks involving work as nannies.

Attention was drawn to Bello when neighbors called police after hearing screams from inside the home.  An investigation began after one of the two victims escaped by calling a cab, then went to a local church for help.  Sentencing for Bello is set for August 24th.

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