Texas couple charged with forcing nanny to work for no pay

A Houston-area woman accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for her five children and home without pay for two years and physically abusing the nanny has been granted a bond by a federal magistrate judge.

Sandra Nsobundu (SUB'-uhn-doh) of Katy appeared in Houston federal court Tuesday after she and her husband, Chudy Nsobundu, were arrested a day earlier on charges of forced labor, withholding documents, conspiracy to harbor an illegal immigrant and visa fraud.

Sandra Nsobundu was set to be released later Tuesday on an unsecured bond. Her husband is set to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

Her attorney, Joan Nwuli, declined to comment.

A criminal complaint says the 38-year-old nanny was rescued last October following a tip to an anti-human trafficking group.