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  Original Published: 7/23/2013

One of the suspects in the Ashland forced labor case that has made national headlines, has pleaded not guilty to several charges.

Dezerah L. Silsby, 21, entered not guilty pleas Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Cleveland to charges of conspiracy to violate laws, forced labor, theft of government benefits and acquiring a controlled substance by deception. She remains free on a personal recognizance bond.
 

Jordie Callahan, 27, and Jessica Hunt, 31, were also indicted with Silsby on the charges. The pair was also indicted for tampering with a witness.  
 

A fourth suspect in the case, Daniel Brown III, 33,  plans to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy. Callahan, Hunt and Brown are being held without bond.
 

The four suspects are accused of holding a cognitively impaired woman and her daughter against their will in Callahan and Hunt's apartment in Ashland for more than two years. 

   
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