The young girl, who was sexually abused and mistreated from the age of five by a relative, was lured by an "affectionate" gentleman 10 years older than her who told her that he was also abused as a child.
Jacinto said she was impressed when he showed up driving a bright-red Firebird Trans Am.
"When I saw the car, I couldn't believe it. I was very impressed by such a big car. It was exciting for me. He asked me to get in the car to go places," the young girl, who is now a human-trafficking activist, told CNN.
The 22-year-old man then convinced Jacinto to leave her family, who she says had rejected her.
"The following day, I left with him. I lived with him for three months during which he treated me very well. He loved on me, he bought me clothes, gave me attention, bought me shoes, flowers, chocolates, everything was beautiful," she explained.
Jacinto was rescued in 2006 during an anti-trafficking operation in Mexico City, when she was still only 16.
CNN confirmed it independently verified portions of the young woman's story after speaking to the United Against Human Trafficking group she was referred to after being rescued, and to senior officials at Road to Home, a shelter where Jacinto lived for one year after her rescue.: You are not allowed to view links.
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