Lily Huang was arrested for the starving and beating of a Chinese woman who worked for her as a nanny after migrating from China believing a promise of a well-paid job and a better life. The nanny was found by the police as she wandered the streets in a bad state, saying she was looking for the airport to return to her country.
The 58-year-old woman came to the United States in March on a visa after Huang’s family in Shanghai told her they had a job for her in Minnesota. She was never mistreated in China and never suspected the terror she was going to live.
Lily Huang, 35, offered the Chinese woman, whose identity has not been release, a job as a nanny, including cooking and cleaning, and promised her $890 a month in her bank account in China. But according to police calculation, her salary was about $1.80 an hour, but she never received the payment.
The Chinese nanny was forced to work 18 hours a day taking care of the children, the house, and the meals. She was beaten, starved and forced to stay in the house by Huang.
The nanny was sometimes beaten in front of the children, and after police officers had found her in the streets and notice she was underweight and had blackened eyes, she was taken to the United Hospital in St. Paul. Doctors concluded that the Chinese woman had many broken ribs, a broken sternum, and numerous bruises on her body, The Inquisitr reports.
Following the medical evaluation, the victim, with the help of an interpreter, told officers what she lived under Huang’s regime at the house in the 9700 block of Wellington Lane.
After being beaten so many times the Chinese woman tried to seek help from Huang’s husband to buy an airline ticket to return to China, but instead of helping her, he took her passport and told her she would not leave the house, the complaint says.
Huang also rationed the nanny’s diet to crackers, and she dropped from 120 pounds to 88 pounds, according to the complaint.
The Chinese woman could escape after she accidently spilled food on the counter, which triggered Huang’s anger. Huang grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head against tables and other objects, and then punched and kicked her while she was on the floor, according to the complaint. But Huang’s rage did not end there. Then she threatened the nanny’s life with a knife saying she will kill her if she made another mistake, but Huang’s father intervened. He stopped the assault, and the Chinese woman fled the house, the Star Tribune reports.
The complaint says that police agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested Lily Huang and searched her house.
Officers found a hidden bag under the nanny’s bed that contain a significant amount of her hair, which according to the victim’s testimony, Huang ripped from her head. She then said she was hiding it so Huang would not find it “and force her to eat it.” says the complaint.
According to CBS News, Huang is facing felony charges, including labor trafficking, false incarceration, second-and third-degree assault and unlawfully taking another person’s passport.
Huang made her initial court appearance Friday in District Court in Stillwater. Her bail was set at $350 thousand with conditions that include an ankle monitor. She is in jail at the moment, Star Tribune reports.
Source: Star Tribune