They rescued a young woman from Mendoza who had disappeared 10 years ago from a trafficking network: they believe that her parents gave her up

Celeste Orozco Maturano had disappeared in 2011, when she was 14 years old.  (Photo: Missing Children)

Celeste Orozco Maturano had disappeared in 2011, when she was 14 years old. (Photo: Missing Children)

The news shocked the residents of the department of La Paz, 180 kilometers east of Mendoza capital. There Aldana Celeste Orozco Maturano she had last been seen in 2011, when she was 14 years old. The young woman appeared in Buenos Aires after an operation by the Federal Police. The strongest hypothesis is that she was handed over to a human trafficking ring and forced into prostitution. His mother and stepfather were arrested for the incident.

On December 30, according to the official part of the National Gendarmerie, a search warrant was issued in a house located in San Martín 2175, La Paz, with the support of the Mendoza Provincial Judicial Unit and under the order of the Federal Court of Mendoza 1.

Mónica Maturano -Mother of Aldana- and Alberto Orozco -the victim’s stepfather and who gave him his last name-, were detained under an investigation for human trafficking. As reported by the local media West weather, the woman would have been transferred to the El Borbollón prison, while her partner would be housed in the Boulogne Sur Mer Penitentiary Complex.

Aldana Celeste Orozco Maturano was last seen on July 8, 2011 and, at that time, the neighbors reported that the police began their search two months later.

Relatives of the girl organized marches demanding her appearance. Students and teachers from the Marcelino Blanco secondary school, where Aldana attended, actively participated in these demonstrations and the news had an international impact through Missing Children.

Shortly after her disappearance, it was said that the teenager had traveled to San Luis with a boyfriend and the San Luis police launched an investigation, although without further results.

Since then, almost a decade has passed and nothing has been heard of her. Until last wednesday.

A relative of the detainees, who asked not to be identified, told West weather that “we are very happy to know that Aldana is alive, but at the same time sad to think that her parents may have something to do with it.”

Aldana Celeste Orozco Maturano is in Buenos Aires, where a medical team closely follows the evolution of her health. Born in 1996, she is currently 24 years old and would have two children.

The case, in charge of the Federal Justice, investigates whether there was a crime framed in the human trafficking law (26842), which entails a penalty of between 10 and 15 years in prison.

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