Turn on the news these days and what do you see? College campuses turned into “war zones,” fringe radicals fighting in the streets, and professional athletes taking a knee during the National Anthem. But while Americans tear each other apart over what we consider to be injustice and oppression, unspeakable acts of very real abuse are going on all over the world.
Right now, more than 40 million people are enslaved. That’s more than the total number of slaves that existed during the height of the slave trade in the 1700 and 1800’s.
"I reached a point where my whole life collapsed ..."
Today on the show, Glenn talks with Karla Jacinto, a former victim of human trafficking in Mexico. Karla was only 12 years old when she was targeted by a sex-trafficker who lured her away from her abusive mother with kind words and promises of a better life. Instead, her life became a living hell.
For the next four years, Karla was forced into prostitution, working from 10 am to midnight, seven days a week. If she displeased her captors in any way she was severely beaten and burned. If she attempted to escape, her traffickers threatened to harm or even kill her family members.
My life is a blank page and I am its only author. This is Karla's story.