The presiding federal judge of the United States District Court in Greenbelt, Judge Peter J. Messitte also ordered George Udeozor to pay restitution in the amount of $110,249.60 to the victim, who was a 14-year-old girl when she arrived in the country in 1996, for lost wages, lost benefits and missed opportunities. George Udeozor was also alleged to have sexually and physically abused the victim, using her as his sexual object. The victim was rescued in 2001. George Udeozor had fled to Nigeria to escape justice in 1999 but was extradited to United States in February 2008 to face his nemesis - the law!
According to the officers involved, George Udeozor violated the prohibition against slavery and involuntary servitude forcing a helpless and innocent girl into a life of servitude while inflicting physical and sexual violence; this is simply intolerable! George Udeozor it was said, committed unconscionable crimes and was brought to justice.
According to the story, in September 1996, George Udeozor traveled to Nigeria and, using the passport of his oldest daughter, smuggled a 14-year-old Nigerian girl to his home in Maryland. He and his then-wife, Dr. Adaobi Stella Udeozor, used the girl as an unpaid domestic servant and child care provider for their six children for approximately five years, from October 1996 to Oct. 28, 2001. The victim cooked, cleaned the home, did laundry and took care of the Udeozor children. During that time, the victim was physically abused. The Udeozors did not send the victim to school and did not pay the victim or her family for her work. At times, the victim also worked in Adaobi Stella Udeozors medical offices, for which she did not receive compensation. The Udeozors compelled the victims labor by inflicting verbal and physical abuse on her, including when she purportedly did not do her work correctly. They threatened the victim with arrest and deportation if she left the home. Additionally, from sometime after the fall of 1997 when the victim was just 15 years old, until the time George Udeozor left the United States in late 1999 to return to Nigeria, George Udeozor had sexual relations with the victim in the Udeozor home. He warned the victim not to tell anyone about those episodes. On Oct. 28, 2001, the victim called the police, who took her to a homeless shelter.