Longview couple plead guilty in servitude case

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Micronesian couple living in Longview pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Tacoma in a human trafficking case.

Prosecutors said the couple, 29-year-old Edk Kenit and 31-year-old Choimina Lukas, forced an 18-year-old woman from their homeland to work for them.

The Daily News of Longview reports (http://bit.ly/nUMK3j ) the two pleaded guilty to document servitude and face up to five years in prison when they are sentenced Oct. 21.

The two admitted they recruited the woman in March 2010 to care for their three children and forced her to cook and clean seven days a week without pay. The also forced her to get a job and took her wages. The servitude lasted until the woman escaped in February.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com