Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.

A jury there found 27-year-old Jordie Callahan guilty of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and a drug charge in March. His sentencing is Tuesday.

Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for Callahan.

The jury also found his 31-year-old girlfriend, Jessica Hunt, guilty of identical counts. She's scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.

Prosecutors say Callahan and Hunt threatened to harm the woman's young daughter if the woman did not obey them.

The couple kept the woman and child in a damp, dark basement without a bathroom. Prosecutors say the couple threatened the woman with a python and pit bulls and forced her to engage in sexual acts.

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