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Eccles couple who kept girl servant jailed

23 October 2013 Last updated at 19:19 BST

A couple who trafficked a 10-year-old girl to the UK, who was repeatedly raped and kept as a servant for nearly a decade, have been jailed.

Ilyas and Tallat Ashar brought the girl, who is deaf, from Pakistan and kept her at their home in Eccles, Salford, where she slept in the cellar.

Ilyas Ashar, 84, who was found guilty of 13 counts of rape, was jailed for 13 years at Manchester Crown Court.

Tallat Ashar, 68, convicted of benefit fraud and trafficking, got five years.

Judith Moritz reports.

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