Marta Matias, a coordinator and teacher for The GRACE (Guatemalan Rural Adult and Children's Education) Project, is from Guatemala and works in Southwest Florida. Guatemala can be a harsh society for women and girls.The young woman's father told a detective that Juarez assumed financial responsibility of his daughter. (AP) — Officials say the number of human trafficking cases have increased more than 50 percent in the state from the previous year. (AP) — Officials say the number of human trafficking cases have increased more than 50 percent in the state from the previous year."Honey, we're going to the police."The young woman agreed, and the lawyer spent her 60th birthday with her client and sheriff's investigators.She prefers to go by the name Fractal Tetris Huracan, and her adopted moniker might give you an idea of the game she loves above all others: classic Russian puzzler, Tetris.
She plays up to 12 hours a day on websites, her smartphone and her Game Boy and plans to marry a copy of the game in front of friends and family once she graduates. So what do you make of Huracan's love of all things Tetris?Nearly eight years ago, the sixth-grader from Bonita Springs Middle was in an unimaginable position. She said that she and the man kneeled before her mother and father, who placed a Bible on their heads and blessed them with water. They started talking as friends."I was just a little girl."She quickly understood her childhood, games of hide-and-seek and tag in the neighborhood, was long gone. She envied her younger sister, who had time to do her make-up and hair."My childhood was being responsible and being an adult already. My mom had to show me how to do that."She knew the arrangement wasn't quite right, but not how wrong it was."No one knew about it. In May 2010, a school resource officer at Varsity Lakes Middle School in Lehigh Acres met the young woman's mother.Afterward, she recalls flopping onto her sister's bed and switching on music, maybe hip-hop. She would share it with her "husband."I hate my life now, she thought. I'm not ready for this, she recalls telling her mother beforehand. She asked about sending her daughter to a school for pregnant girls.Her mother said she never met the father and knew nothing of him.In the report, the deputy writes that the girl "was obviously withholding information."Years later, in 2015, her mother filed court documents for temporary custody of the young woman's daughter and the matter was referred to a magistrate. Her parents, who share a Lehigh Acres address, have not been arrested or charged with a crime, although a detective concluded in his report that they "played an active role" in the crime "by arranging for their 13-year-old daughter" to live with Juarez in their home from 2009 to 2015.