NM hotel owners sentenced in nanny slaves case - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

NM hotel owners sentenced in nanny slaves case

Posted: Updated:

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The owners of a New Mexico hotel have been sentenced to two years of probation for aiding and abetting illegal immigrants, and they must pay more than $15,000 in restitution to two victims.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Elina Sihombing and her husband David Girle were sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Las Cruces.

The couple was arrested in May 2011 after two nannies claimed they were enslaved and brought to the U.S. from Indonesia. They reached plea agreements with federal prosecutors in March.

The two victims claim they were forced for years to work long hours at the couple's home and Las Cruces hotel without pay.

Sihombing and Girle were initially charged with two felony counts of harboring illegal immigrants. As part of the plea agreements, prosecutors moved to dismiss those charges after the two were sentenced.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:53:11 GMT
    Hot & Humid Today...
    Hot & Humid Today...
  • Women arrested in connection to recent robbery

    Women arrested in connection to recent robbery

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:38 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:38:05 GMT
     An arrest was made in connection to recent string of armed robberies under investigation by Lawton police.
     An arrest was made in connection to recent string of armed robberies under investigation by Lawton police.

  • Woman killed in rollover crash

    Woman killed in rollover crash

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:35:14 GMT
    News- CrashNews- Crash
     A young woman died today in a one-car rollover crash in Kiowa county.
     A young woman died today in a one-car rollover crash in Kiowa county.
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.