Karla Jacinto has been through hell. She has been raped around 43,200 times after being forced to sleep with at least 30 men every day for 4 years, according to CNN reports.
Ms Jactinto, 23, who was tricked into Mexico’s lucrative human trafficking industry has spoken out about her torment at the hands of the country’s ruthless organised crime rings.
She was 12 when a trafficker lured her away from her dysfunctional home life with gifts, money and fast cars.
The 22 year old trafficker manage to get Ms Jacinto to leave with him to Tenancingo, a Mexican town in the state of Tlaxcala. Tlaxcala was known as a major centre for human trafficking rings. it is a common place for victims to be taken before being forced into prostitution.
Ms Jacinto lived with her trafficker for 3 months before being taken to Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s largest cities, where she was forced to work as a prostitute.
“I started at 10am and finished at midnight,” said Ms Jacinto.
“I had to close my eyes so that that I wouldn’t see what they were doing to me, so that I wouldn’t feel anything.”
Ms Jacinto was even attacked by her trafficker after he saw kiss marks on her neck from a customer. “He started beating me with a chain in all of my body,” said Ms Jacinto. “He punched me with his fists, he kicked me, pulled my hair, spit at me in the face… he also burned me with the iron.”
She also claims a police operation to rescue her and a group of girls being held at a hotel descended into horror when the officers began filming the girls, some as young as 10, in compromising positions.
Ms Jacinto was rescued in 2006 during an anti-trafficking operation in Mexico City. Now aged 23, she is an advocate against human trafficking.
Ms Jacinto’s story has been verified by CNN with the United Against Human Trafficking Group and senior officials at Road to Home, a shelter Ms Jacinto lived in after being rescued.
Ms Jacinto’s story has been used as evidence to support HR 515, or Megan’s Law, which requires US authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders.