"Modern day slavery"

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 8:52am

Four Ohio residents accused of holding mentally disabled mother and her 6-year-old daughter as captive servants.

(WKYC) A disabled mother and her 6-year-old daughter were discovered after being held captive in an Ashland, Ohio home for two years, and the four who kept them there are in custody now.

The woman was "disabled" after a childhood head injury and functions on a teenage level, according to federal officials.

Federal officials aren't saying much except that the investigation began when the mother was caught shoplifting a candy bar back in October 2012 and she wanted the officer to put her in jail.

The officer became suspicious and continued looking into the situation. That led to the discovery of the people in the home and their rescue in May.

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