Man appeals sentence in slave labor case

An Ohio man is appealing a five-year prison term for participating in the enslavement of a mentally disabled woman held for two years with her young child in northeast Ohio.
Associated Press
Mar 22, 2014


Daniel Brown pleaded guilty last year to a single conspiracy charge and agreed to cooperate with the investigation.

He was sentenced by Judge Benita Pearson in federal court in Youngstown earlier this month.

Brown on Friday appealed the sentence to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

Brown’s attorney, Russell Bensing, said federal guidelines called for a sentence in the range of 2 ½ to 3 ½ years.



He should get a life sentence for every year he held that woman captive.