Woman Kept Two Korean Children Slaves for YEARS, Beat Them, and Forced Them to Give Her Pedicures

Woman Kept Two Korean Children Slaves for YEARS, Beat Them, and Forced Them to Give Her Pedicures

Slavery may be illegal, but that doesn’t mean it never happens. Unfortunately, even in the modern United States, people — even children — can still be kept as slaves.

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A 42-year-old woman has been accused of keeping two Korean slaves for six years after she confiscated their passports and made them cut ties with their parents.

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Sook Yeong Park allegedly took a nine-year-old boy and his 11-year-old sister captive in Queens, New York, in 2010 when they arrived from Asia.

She then forced them to repeatedly give her massages, manicures and pedicures as she beat them, in what Queens District Attorney Richard Brown described as a ‘house of horrors’.

Park forced the girl to clean the house after school and sometimes kept her home from class so she could do chores.

The pair were also made to work in a Queens supermarket and hand over any earnings.

She said the youngster owed her $10 an hour because their mother wasn’t sending over any money to support them, DNAinfo reported.

The two were finally rescued last Thursday, after an assistant principal at Francis Lewis High School grew concerned about the teen girl.

The alleged victim, now 16 years old, would show up to class covered in injuries and would often fall asleep in class.

She finally confided in teachers and unveiled her story, prompting them to act and notify the police.

After showing up at the home, the assistant principal demanded Park turn over her and her brother’s passports, prosecutors said.

The school administrator also went to the grocery stores where the teens worked and demanded they turn over the salary they owed them.

She was arrested on Saturday and arraigned at Queens Criminal Court on charges of labor trafficking, third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Last week, for the first time in six years, the children were able to talk to their mother.

It’s horrifying that these children could be kept in such a manner, and that it took so long for them to finally be freed. But at least now, finally, they have their freedom, and their captor will be punished.

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