Chudy Nsobundu, 57, and his wife Sandra, 49, of Katy, were additionally sentenced to seven months in jail, seven months of home confinement and three years’ probation for the abuse, The Associated Press reported.
Instead, from September 2013 and October 2015, she said she was forced to work 19.5 hour days for the couple and their five children without pay or breaks. She was additionally subjected to physical and verbal abuse, strictly leftover food as her meals, and was denied a bed and warm showers.
To prevent her from leaving, she said her passport was taken and she was physically threatened.
A tip to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center led to the nanny’s liberation in October 2015, during which her paperwork for obtaining a proper U.S. work visa was found containing false information, authorities said.
In 2016, Sandra Nsobundu pleaded guilty to unlawful conduct with respect to documents in furtherance of forced labor, while her husband, Chudy Nsobundu, pleaded guilty to visa fraud.