Three Accused of Enslaving Acrobats
Posted Jul 5, 2007 10:49 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Three men have been arrested on charges they enslaved more than 20 members of a Chinese acrobatic team that performed around the country.
Police said the accused men confiscated the acrobats’ passports and visas, and paid and fed them little, Associated Press reports.
A court-appointed attorney for one of the men said team members were here on a cultural program to learn about America.