According to the newspaper “El Espectador”, the defendant pleaded guilty in the case to human trafficking and felony conspiracy. Prosecutors stated that “Barbie Daniela Botina” was deceiving women and promising them to move to China.
Madrid (European News), -Colombian authorities reported Daniela Bottina, also known as “Barbie”, had been sentenced to four year imprisonment for her role in a network that exploited Colombian women in China.
According to the newspaper “El Espectador”, the defendant pleaded guilty in a preliminary agreement with the Office of the Public Prosecutor to conspiracy to aggravate crime and human trafficking. Botina was accused of deceiving women promising to work in Asia.
When they arrived in China, “Barbie” took the documents of the victims and forced them to prostitution. The prosecutor’s office specializing in criminal organizations proved that the defendant was responsible for receiving victims in China, where she forced them to pay for living expenses and food through sex services.
In addition to a $400 monthly salary, the sentence also covers EUR 254,000 (approximately $295,000). He was also disqualified from exercising his rights or performing public functions for 48 month. “Barbie” was arrested in Cali in September 2020 along with James Leonardo Téllez, who was arrested in Bogotá, who will be responsible for logistics and transshipment to Asia.
Botina heads a team that contacts women from Antioquia, Santander and other areas via social media or brothels in Bucaramanga.
The prosecution’s office said that the members had promised victims their future in modeling and offered them opportunities in photography. They also promised to exchange millionaires for clothing series in China. They were later granted visas and all the necessary documents to enter the country.