'I was raped 43,200 times'
Karla Jacinto, a 23-year-old victim of human trafficking in Mexico, was raped 43,200 times after being lured into prostitution at the tender age of 12.
Mexico City: Karla Jacinto, a 23-year-old victim of human trafficking in Mexico, was raped 43,200 times after being lured into prostitution at the tender age of 12.
Narrating her ordeal to CNN, Jacinto claimed that she was sexually assaulted by around 30 men in a single day for 4 years.
While recalling her childhood days, the 23-year-old said she was trafficked by a person when she was just 12. Jacinto said the pimp lured her away with kind words, gifts, money and fast cars.
Jacinto said the trafficker convinced her to leave her home town and move to Tenancingo, the hot spot of human trafficking in Mexico.
The pimp sent Jacinto sent to different cities, brothels, roadside motels and prostitution homes.
"I started at 10 am and finished at midnight. We were in Guadalajara for a week. Do the math. Twenty per day for a week. Some men would laugh at me because I was crying. 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," Jacinto told CNN.
“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.”
In her captivity, Jacinto gave birth to a baby fathered by the pimp.
More to her apathy, one day a police team raided a hotel famous for prostitution. Initially, Jacinto who was present at the hotel was happy that she would be rescued, by to her nightmare, they took the girls to several rooms and started shooting video of them in compromising positions.
At the age of 16, she was rescued in an anti-trafficking operation in 2008.