Rockland’s human trafficking trial: a look back

If you haven’t been reading Journal News reporter Hema Easley’s stories about a Rockland County family charged with keeping their son’s wife as a slave, check out her exclusive interview with the victim in the case that ran in Sunday’s editions. Two of the woman’s female relatives (pictured, left) were convicted of labor trafficking and her husband (pictured, left) was found guilty of third degree assault, but her father-in-law was acquitted of all charges that centered on her allegations that she was deceived by an arranged marriage and abused while being forced to serve her husband’s family for five years.

Some highlights of the trial coverage can be found here and here.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.