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Co-Defendants Plead Not Guilty In Slave Labor Case

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  Original Published: 7/24/2013The two remaining defendants involved in the Ashland slave labor case entered not guilty pleas in federal court Tuesday. Jordie Callahan, 27, and Jessica Hunt, 31, are charged with forced labor, theft of government benefits, conspiracy to violate laws and tampering with a witness. They and two other defendants, are accused of holding Shannon Eckley and her five-year-old, daughter against their will for two years at their residence at 509 West Main St. The third co-defendant , Dezerah Silsby, 21, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of forced labor, theft of govenment benefits, acquiring a controlled substance by deception and tampering with a witness. The fourth co-defendant, Daniel Brown III, 33, plans to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy of criminal information at his hearing scheduled for this Thursday. Callahan, Hunt and Silsby could face 20 years to life in prison if convicted of the charges.
   
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