This is why I launched The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking--and why I am pressing through against all odds to get our awareness materials into the hands of girls like Maria:
Maria described how at the age of 16 she was lured off the streets by a young man who promised the world, but delivered nothing but pain.
She was raped, drugged and sold for sex. "They took a gallon of gasoline and started pouring it over a girl," Maria said.
"One of the men told me if you don't do as I say I will do the same to you.
"I wanted to look away, but they didn't let me. Even though the girl was on fire they kept hitting her and they were laughing as if they were enjoying what they were doing."
The report describes a cross-border trade between Mexico and the US--a trade in children and babies. Please understand these babies are not for adoption. They are part of the child sex trade. Yes, babies.
You can read more in CNN's excellent report, Human Trafficking in Mexico Targets Women and Children.
Oh yeah, for anyone who tells me--again--that these girls ask for it or know what they're getting in to, please watch this:
(If you can't see the video, click here.)