Esthela Clark, 47, paid $3,000 to bring another woman, 22, from Mexico, she held her captive in her home in Jacksonville, Florida and then tried to impregnate her with her boyfriend’s sperm.
The Mexican woman, whose name was not given, revealed to federal agents that Esthela did all sorts of horrible things to her.
She said that Esthela forbade her from leaving her one-bedroom condominium, telling her that the neighborhood was dangerous and she would most likely get killed if she went out. She also told her that she would find out if she tried to hide anything from her because she reads Tarot cards.
The victim was subjected to forced domestic labor and made to sleep on a mattress in the dining room. Soon after she arrived the United States, Esthela tried to get her pregnant with syringes containing sperm retrieved from used condoms. She continued this way, sometimes injecting her with sperm up to four times a day and when the victim did not get pregnant Esthela got angry and became physically and psychologically abusive. Believing the reason she couldn’t conceive was because she was overweight, Esthela starved her victim and fed her only beans to the extent that she lost 65lbs.
She was indicted in 2015 on charges of bringing in and harboring aliens, sex trafficking of children, forced labor and furthering slave traffic. She pled guilty to the forced labor charge on Monday.