She was starved in New York with her baby and forced to have sex with as many as three dozen men a day. Why a Mexican teen is still terrified, even as her captors go to prison for life.
The windowless room where she and her infant son were held had no lights other than a small TV by whose glow she could see huge rats that bit her and caused her to protectively clutch her starving child as the two went for days without food.
When she was sufficiently broken and terrorized, she was forced to have sex with as many as three-dozen men a day. She was beaten if she dared to protest.
And that is just part of the horrific reality that the woman known only as Victim 1 recounted in a statement at the sentencing of a monstrous sex trafficker in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday.
This is a reality to remember when you hear about Somaly Mam’s shameful posing as a victim as she sought celebrity while supposedly campaigning against sex trafficking.
The danger of the Cambodian charlatan’s trafficking in lies is that it might make people forget the millions of actual victims around the world.