A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment against them and they have both been charged with forced labor, withholding documents, visa fraud, conspiracy to harbor and harboring an illegal alien.
The couple also have to forfeit their home in Katy, Texas.. Both Chudy Nsobundu and Sandra Nsobundu were accused of mentally and physically abusing the unpaid nanny who is also a Nigerian who lived in their home and was allowed to only eat leftovers, not wash her hair and work about 20 hours a day with no pay.
The woman was rescued on Oct. 10, 2015, following a tip to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
If convicted of the conspiracy or forced labor, the defendants face up to 20 years in federal prison. For withholding documents, they face another five years, while the visa fraud and harboring illegal aliens carries a possible 10-year sentence. All of the charges could also result in a $250,000 maximum fine.