Three Defendants In Ashland Slavery Case Enter Pleas

Jul 25, 2013

Three people accused of enslaving a mentally disabled Ashland woman and her daughter and beating the woman and stealing her pain medication have pleaded not guilty.

Jodie Callahan, Jessica Hunt and Dezerah Silsby are charged with targeting and recruiting Shannon Eckley in 2010 and holding her and her daughter until October. The attorney for a fourth defendant, Daniel Brown, has said his client plans to plead guilty later. Callahan's mother has called the allegations lies.