More than $8M awarded to victim of cult in trafficking case
May 24, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than $8 million was awarded Wednesday to a woman who alleged that the spiritual leader of a cult forced her to work without pay for a decade.
U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree of Kansas wrote in the order that Royall Jenkins and his organization, The Value Creators, exploited Kendra Ross' vulnerability, "knowing that she was unfamiliar with the world outside the cult, had received no standard education, was constantly moved from place to place, and had no money." Ross alleged in the lawsuit that from the age of 11 until 2012, when she "gathered her courage a...