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'I was raped 43,200 times': Karla Jacinto

Mexico,November 13:In an extremely shocking revelation, a human trafficking victim from Mexico has said she was raped by 43,200 men over a span of four years. 

The 23-year-old Karla Jacinto was abducted from her home when she was 12 years old by a trafficker who first gave her gifts, before forcing her into prostitution.

The 22-year-old trafficker convinced Jacinto to go with him to Tenancingo, a Mexican town notoriously known as a major centre for human trafficking rings and for forcing girls into prostitution.

She was later taken to Guadalajara, one of Mexico's largest cities, where she was forced to work as a prostitute.

As per media reports, Jacinto revealed that she has been raped roughly around 43,200 times and was forced to sleep with at least 30 men everyday, seven days a week, for four years.

What is even more disgusting is that a police operation to rescue her and a group of girls being held at a hotel went wrong after the same officer they thought would rescue them started filming the girls in compromising positions.

She has previously spoken with Pope Francis at a conference on modern slavery in July and has shared her story in Congress. 

She said she had "no other identity" beyond that of a sex object and urged the Congress to do more to stop the criminal enterprise, sources said.

According to a 2010 University of Tlaxcala study, one in five children in the town aspires to be a pimp, while two-thirds know at least one relative or friend working as a pimp or trafficker, said sources.

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