She was born in a humble family that grew coffee and cocoa.
On February 2001, when she was 19 years old, Linda Loaiza
López Soto traveled for the first time to Caracas, looking
for a better future for herself and her family. She could
never imagine that in the capital city of Venezuela she was
to become the victim of one the cases that have shocked the
most the Venezuelan society.
On August 19, 2001, officers of the Chacao Municipality Police
Corps found Linda López at an apartment located in El
Rosal, northeast Caracas that belonged to cattle-riser Luis
The young girl was found tied and handcuffed, with her face
smashed, a nipple cut out, and genital and abdominal traumas.
She was abused during four months. Up to date, López
has undergone nine surgeries seeking to recover, but she still
has a long way to go.
Carrera's lawyers claim López was a member of a prostitution
ring, and add that López was ill treated by said organization.
Meanwhile, López' lawyers say Carrera's lawyers have
resorted to such claims in order to cut Carrera's likely term
in prison for frustrated murder, rape, false kidnapping, and
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