Mother of 13 girls forces them to prostitute and sell their virginities

Margarita de Jesus Zapata Moreno and Cornelio Daza 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A mother was jailed after police learned that she forced her daughters to prostitute themselves for money.

Margarita de Jesus Zapata Moreno of Bogota, Colombia, was sentenced to 22 years in prison after selling the virginities of her daughters.

Moreno, 48, has 14 children. She sold the virginities of 12 of her daughters to older men and she charged about $200 for each when they turned 12 years old.

She has an 11-year-old boy and a 9-year-old daughter still at home. They were placed in the custody of the state.

According to court documents, after losing their virginities she forced her 12 daughters to prostitute themselves.

Police learned of the sexual abuse when one of Moreno’s daughters became pregnant by 51-year-old Cornelio Daza, when she was just 14 years old.

Moreno, ordered her daughter to have an abortion, but the girl refused.

Moreno was charges of pimping and sexual exploitation of children. She was sentenced to 22 years in prison and she was ordered to pay 72 million pesos ($23,000) as compensation to the victims.

Daza, who impregnated the girl, was found guilty of sexual abuse for having sex with the girl since she was 12 years old. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.