NEWS.COM.AU – A woman rescued from a sex-trafficking nightmare estimates she was raped 43,200 times.
Karla Jacinto, now 23, says she was lured from her home in Mexico as a 12-year-old by a trafficker who used candy, a fast car and his affections to groom her before forcing her into prostitution.
She eventually was taken to the Mexican city of Guadalajara, where she was forced to work in a brothel in horrendous conditions.
“I started at 10 a.m. and finished at midnight,” she told CNN in a harrowing interview.
“Some men would laugh at me because I was crying. I had to close my eyes so that I wouldn’t see what they were doing to me, so that I wouldn’t feel anything.”
At one point, Jacinto, who was then just 13, said police conducted a raid and she believed she was saved.