Girl who was raped ‘43,000 times’ by 16 and her mission to help other sex slaves


A human trafficking victim who was ‘ raped 43,000 times’ by the age of 16 – after being groomed at age 12 – has turned her life around to help others.


Karla Jacinto, from Mexico, estimates she was forced to sleep with at least 30 men a day over four years as a young teenager .

She says she was first targeted at the age of 12 by a trafficker who prized her away from her dysfunctional family with gifts and money.

Karla was eventually taken to Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s biggest cities, and forced to work as a prostitute.

She was eventually rescued in 2008 as part of an anti-trafficking operation in Mexico City.

Now aged 24 – after years spent recovering from the deep emotional wounds and harrowing memories of sexual abuse – she has become a human rights activist.

Karla now travels the world giving help and advice to other victims of sexual slavery – even meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss the issue.

She says she is looking to raise awareness of Mexico’s human trafficking crisis – with an estimated 20,000 women believed to fall victim every year, according to International Organisation for Migration.

Karla Jacinto was raped at least 30 times a day every day for four years

CNN reports that Karla is now in fact “not just surviving, she’s thriving” as a human rights activist speaking out against modern-day slavery.

As she showed the reporter photos of her age 12 explained: “They would beat me with sticks, they would beat me with cables, they would beat me with chains.

“They forced me into prostitution at age 12.”

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