Here is a story you don't read about everyday:
A Florida woman has pleaded guilty to paying $3,000 in order to have a Mexican woman smuggled into the United States...
... prior to holding this woman captive for two years and attempting to impregnate her with syringes containing her boyfriend’s sperm.
According to actual court documents (obtained by People Magazine), 47-year old Esthela Clark confessed to a single count of forced labor during an appearance in federal court Monday morning.
The Jacksonville native faces 20 years in jail at her sentencing next month.
Clark paid the aforementioned sum to a group of men (known as “coyotes”) in 2012 for bringing a 22-year-old woman across the border.
The victim was apparently promised $4,000 to serve as a surrogate for Clark and her boyfriend.
However, the legal papers indicate she told authorities she was told the process would be overseen by medical professionals, as is often the case in these kinds of situations.
The victim has not been unidentified.
But she explained to federal agents how Clark forbade her from leaving her one-bedroom condominium in Jacksonville, telling her quasi slave that the neighborhood was dangerous and that she “would most likely be killed” if she went outside.
Clark warned this victim that she read Tarot cards and told her that if she ever tried to hide anything, “Clark would find out,” the documents read.
Things get even more disturbing from there.
Other takeaway from the legal documents include:
- The woman was forced to sleep on a mattress in the dining room.
- A week after arriving in the United States, the woman alleges that Clark tried to inseminate her with syringes containing sperm, which had been retrieved from used condoms.
- According to court filings, Clark and her unnamed boyfriend would have sexual intercourse and she would later extract semen from the contraceptive.
We'll give you a few moments to pick your jaw up from off the floor and/or to go deposit your latest meal in the toilet...
The woman told police that Clark would occasionally inject her three to four times a day with these syringes.
After nine months of impregnation failure, the woman said Clark grew physical and psychologically abusive, forcing her to perform “domestic labor.”
The documents detail this labor as such chores as looking after Clark’s dog and cleaning her residence.
From there, the victim says Clark began rationing her food because she believed her captive was too fat and that her difficulty getting pregnant stemmed from her excessive weight, according to the documents.
The woman was fed only beans and lost 65 pounds.
“Clark isolated the victim from her family,” a statement from federal prosecutors reads. “She also attempted to collect from the victim’s family the cost she had paid to the ‘coyotes,’ with interest.”
Oh, and then there's this:
Clark forced the woman “to have sex with two complete strangers through threats of force and coercion,” authorities state on the record, saying she threatened to hurt her family if she ever attempted to escape
A.t one point, Clark made the woman to work in local restaurants ... but kept all of her earnings.
After an acquaintance of the victim learned what was going on, she contacted authorities with various sordid, illegal details.
Clark was indicted in 2015 on charges of bringing in and harboring aliens, sex trafficking of children, forced labor and furthering slave traffic.
Neither her nor anyone on he legal team has spoken out on this horrific accusations.