and finished at midnight, she told CNN in a harrowing interview . Some men would laugh at me because I was crying. I had to close my eyes so that I wouldnt see what they were doing to me, so that I wouldnt feel anything. At one point, Jacinto, who was then just 13, said police conducted a raid and she believed she was saved. But the officers simply rounded up the girls and demanded sexual favors or they would send naked pictures of them back home to their families. I was forced to serve every kind of fetish imaginable to more than 40,000 clients. -Karla Jacinto I thought they were disgusting. They knew we were minors. We were not even developed. We had sad faces. There were girls who were only 10 years old. There were girls who were crying. They told the officers they were minors and nobody paid attention. Beaten and abused by pimps, she fell pregnant to one and gave birth at 15. The man used the infant as leverage, she said. Jacinto eventually was rescued in an anti-trafficking sting in 2008, after a four-year ordeal in which she estimates she was forced to have sex with an average of 30 men a day, seven days a week. CNN says it confirmed Jacintos story through the United Against Human Trafficking organization, which looked after her after she was rescued. She has previously spoken with Pope Francis at a conference on modern slavery in July and has shared her story in Congress. Karla Jacinto speaks with Pope Francis as Bill de Blasio (upper left) looks on during the Modern Slavery and Climate Change conference at the Vatican on July 21.Photo: Reuters 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, the Washington Times reported . I was forced to serve every kind of fetish imaginable to more than 40,000 clients, Jacinto told the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, global health, global human rights and international organizations. She said many of her clients were foreigners visiting my city looking to have sexual interactions with minors like me. Sex trafficking is believed to account for 80 percent of the worlds 20 million to 30 million modern-day slaves, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes told Americanofficials after Jacintos address in May.
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