Henriette Akofa Siliadin arrived in France from Togo when she was 14 years old. She was vulnerable and dependent on others. However, the people accompanying her took away her passport and made her work as an unpaid servant, all day long, 7 days a week for over four years. When the authorities intervened, she had to stay in hospital for six months to recover.
Legal proceedings followed her release, which allowed Ms Siliadin to be awarded unpaid wages. However, the people responsible were never convicted of a crime in the French courts.