A Cambodian woman who says she was forced to work up to 19 hours a day at a Rockport business has won a $1.8 million settlement.
During a federal trial, Sophy Treadway said she was forced to work long hours at Rockport Donuts to pay off a debt incurred when she was brought to the United States.
Treadway earned just $75 a month.
The jury found that the donut shop, and couple that owns it, engaged in peonage -- which is where an employer forces a worker to pay off a debt by working for them.
The jury also found the couple engaged in forced labor and trafficking.