CLEVELAND -- A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown.
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Jordie Callahan was found guilty in March of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and a drug charge. While federal guidelines call for a sentence of 30 years to life, the judge can give him a lesser sentence.
Prosecutors contend that the 27-year-old Callahan and his girlfriend forced the woman to do chores, cook and shop for them by threatening to harm the woman's daughter. The girlfriend, 31-year-old Jessica Hunt, was found guilty of the same charges and is expected to be sentenced Thursday.
Callahan and Hunt's attorneys are seeking a new trial and have argued that government witnesses were unreliable.