Three charged with human trafficking in Fulton County

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ATLANTA (AP)-- Officials say a part-time Fulton County magistrate, his deputy sheriff son and daughter-in-law are accused of luring a nanny from India then forcing her to work in their home without pay.

Officials say 72-year-old William D. Garrett Jr. of Alpharetta, Forsyth County Deputy Russell Garrett and Malika Garrett of Woodstock were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges including human trafficking, alien harboring and witness tampering.

U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said Wednesday that the three conspired to induce the woman to come to the United States in 2003 to work as a nanny for the younger Garretts' children, but later made her work for up to 16 hours a day while threatening to have her jailed and deported.

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