This article is actually two separate stories in which family members invited young female family members to stay with them so they can enter America as illegal aliens, with the promise of helping them to a bright future here in America, only to use them as slave labor and exploit them sexually.
The first case is of a San Diego, CA couple that invites their 12 year old niece to live with them, promising the niece’s parents that they will see she gets a good education and a bright future.
** “Instead, the California couple used the girl as a sex slave, housekeeper, nanny and prostitute. They also sent her to work in a restaurant, and stole her wages. Garcia, 44, was sentenced Monday to 20-years in prison, and her husband, Hernandez, 45, was sentenced to 23-years behind bars.
The two were accused of forcing the girl to clean, cook, and take care of their three children. They also forced her to have sex with Hernandez and with other men for money. When the girl refused, she was beaten and forced to eat hot peppers, according to testimony during the trial.”
Within this first story another story is discussed in which a family in El Salvador had allowed their 15 year old daughter to travel to New York to stay with her Aunt with much the same promise to a bright future, only to realize similar result to the first case in return.
Both of these stories are made even more tragic and disgusting because of the girls ages and the deceit of their family members. As a parent, what do you do when your sister deceives you and harms your child in such a manner? Can you imagine the pain felt by the parent, the guilt, or the anger? What of the damage done both mentally and physically to the young girls? Where do these “animals” come from?
** From the story by Debbie Gross/CNN