Woodbury Woman Charged with Human Labor Trafficking, Assault

July 18, 2016 10:27 AM

The Washington County Attorney’s Office has charged a Woodbury woman with five counts of human labor trafficking after another woman was found with black eyes and broken ribs.

The victim told investigators she was from China and had been hired as a nanny for a family in Woodbury.


According to the complaint, the woman was told she would be paid $890 per month and would be given a room for nanny services of the family’s children. The woman claims she was forced to work up to 18 hours a day and was physically assaulted.

Thirty-five-year-old Lili Huang has been charged with labor trafficking, false imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault causing substantial bodily harm.

The victim said Huang allowed her to only eat a little. The victim told investigators that she came to this United States weighing 120 pounds and that she now weighs only 88 pounds.

Huang's next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 18.


Nate Leding & Eric Chaloux

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