A Secaucus woman was charged with enslavement for keeping a woman from Sri Lanka against her will for nearly a decade.
Federal prosecutors allege that 43-year-old Alia Imad Faleh Al Hunaity, 43, brought her victim to the country in 2009 under a temporary work visa. She allegedly made the victim to work without pay and limited her interactions with the outside world, eventually forcing the victim to marry to gain legal residency
Hunaity, who also goes by the name Alia Al Qaterneh, was charged with forced labor, alien harboring and marriage fraud during an arraignment at federal court in Camden on Wednesday.
Hunaity was arrested on September 19 and faces 20 years in prison and a possible fine of $250,000. She has pled not guilty and has been fee on a $150,000 bond.