In the US television miniseries "Human Trafficking", we have seen how many young girls get trapped by human traffickers, who force them to become sexual slaves.
Now, real-life victim Karla Jacinto, 23, who was rescued from such criminals, has come forward to say she was raped 43,200 times after falling into the hands of traffickers in Mexico at the age of 12.
43,200! Yes, that's not a small number, and it was so easy for the trafficker, who was then 22, to lure her with new clothes, shoes, flowers and chocolates, making her life beautiful for three months, as she lived with her dysfunctional family back then.
"A few days later, he started telling me everything I had to do; the positions, how much I need to charge, the things I had to do with the client and for how long, how I was to treat them and how I had to talk to them so they would give me more money," Karla has said to CNN.
From morning till midnight, she was used by many people — 20 per day for a week during the initial days, which later rose to 30 customers in a day, that too without any break or holiday, for four long years.
"Some men would laugh at me because I was crying. I had to close my eyes so I wouldn't see what they were doing to me, so I wouldn't feel anything," added Karla.
Apart from being raped and having her video shot in compromising positions, she was also physically abused by the pimp, with whom she became pregnant at the age of 15. She was later forced to work again with threats on her baby girl's life.
However, she was rescued during an anti-trafficking operation in Mexico City in 2008, and years after recovering from the torture, she now shares her terrible story during conferences and public events creating awareness among people on this growing issue in the entire world.
"These minors are being abducted, lured, and yanked away from their families. Don't just listen to me. You need to learn about what happened to me and take the blindfold off your eyes," said Karla.