After days of hiking through hot, weed-tangled paths in Mexico, the coyote, or human smuggler, who first promised to safely lead Lupita into the United States tried raping her and drowning her sister in a lake.
“We were very scared,” Lupita said. “At first he promised us so much, but then he just abused us.”
The two sisters had been traveling with the smuggler through Mexico when he began requesting sexual favors from Lupita. After she repeatedly rejected the man, he grew violent and began hurting her sibling in retribution.
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