A Woodbury woman will be deported back to China after spending a year in prison for abusing a nanny.
Lili Huang, 36, was accused of luring a woman from China and basically keeping her as a slave, forcing her to work up to 18 hours a day cooking, cleaning and providing childcare.
And if the victim didn't do exactly what she was told, Huang would become emotionally and physically abusive, court documents say.
Huang, who was charged last year, pleaded guilty in May to "unlawful conduct with respect to documents in furtherance of forced labor." She was sentenced on Thursday to a year and a day in prison, a news release says.
And when she gets out of prison she'll be deported back to China. Huang will also have to forfeit her house and pay more than $123,000 in restitution.
Huang also pleaded guilty in Washington County to third-degree assault, the release notes. She was sentenced for that crime earlier this month.
Human trafficking in Minnesota
Minnesota is one of six districts designated as a Phase II Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) – an effort that focuses on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking, including forced labor and sex trafficking.
The hope is this program will help end human trafficking in the U.S.