A victim of the sex trafficking trade sat down with News 12 to share her story of survival.
Carmen went from being a 14-year-old girl living in Mexico to being kidnapped and sold for sex in New York City by Mexican pimps, forced to service anywhere up to 40 clients a day.
“I remember and see how my life was and how horrible it was in the past,” Carmen says.
For six years, she says she was raped and abused physically and mentally by her traffickers.
Carmen repeatedly considered killing herself, she says, and tried many times until one day when her trafficker was demanding money and threatening her over the phone. She decided to call a friend on the outside for help and run away.
May 16, 2017 – News12 The Bronx