Photo: Lucinda Shackleford
Lucinda Shackleford , a north Charlotte woman, has been indicted on one count of forced labor and another charge accusing her of withholding the illegal immigrant’s birth certificate in furtherance of slave trafficking.
According to the indictment, the Department of Health and Human Services put an illegal immigrant referred to as CRB—who Lucinda identifies as Carlos Alberto Montes Salvador—in Lucinda’s care in February 2009. Carlos was 17 and not authorized to work.
It is charged that Shackleford made Carlos clean up approx. 60 yards in the trailer park she lives in, and of making him sell beer and food out of her trailer.
“I didn’t know what all I was getting into,” Lucinda said, “but I can tell you it’ll be a cold day in hell before I help somebody else.”
“I tell you what, if there’s another American any damn stupider than I am, I feel sorry for them, because I won’t help another one of them if the damn sky fall on ‘em,” she said.
Shackleford faces a maximum of 25 years in prison if convicted on both charges.