Grand jury indicts 4 in Ohio slave labor case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four people have been charged with enslaving a mentally disabled Ohio woman and her daughter, beating the woman, denying her food, sexually assaulting her and threatening her with dogs and snakes.

The charges unveiled Tuesday also allege the four forced the woman and her child to sleep in unsafe conditions in a house in Ashland, restricted access to a bathroom and forced the woman to eat dog food and crawl on the floor wearing a dog collar.

Jodie Callahan, Jessica Hunt and Dezerah Silsby were indicted on five counts including forced labor. Daniel Brown was charged in a criminal information of the sort that typically precedes a plea deal.

Callahan’s mother, Becky Callahan, has said the allegations against the defendants are “all lies.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s