Carmen was kidnapped in Mexico when she was fourteen and pimped to thousands of men in New York State for five years before escaping with the help of Good Samaritans. Carmen bravely assisted in the investigation that led to her trafficker’s arrest and conviction. She is an inspiration for victims of sex trafficking in their fight for freedom.
“When I was forced into prostitution, I did not know what ’trafficking’ was. My trafficker stole my childhood. I want to make sure that no girl ever again suffers what I went through. I hope someday that I can show my face without fear for my safety or my family’s, but until then I will speak out until I have no voice left.”