Margarita de Jesus Zapata Moreno, 45, a Colombian mother of 14, was arrested this week on charges that she sent her daughters into "hell" by selling their virginity for a few hundred dollars to make ends meet, the Christian Post website reports today (October 26, 2013).
The Bogota Metropolitan Police said that Zapata sold the virginity of her 12 daughters to much older men who had a desire to have sex with young virgins. She was caught this week with a 51-year-old contractor suspected of impregnating one of her young daughters.
According to Bogota police, Zapata would begin shopping her daughters around as soon as they turned 12 years old and charged men between $160 and $212 for each sale.
Authorities explained that they began investigating the case after one of Zapata's daughters came forward with the allegation. The daughter gave birth to a baby boy when she was 14 after she refused to have an abortion ordered by her mother.