From 1950 to the early 1960's the Gonzalez sisters, Delfina and Maria, lived on a small ranch in Guanajuato, Mexico. They recruited young women to the ranch by placing help-wanted ads in newspapers. The ads claimed that the sisters were looking to hire maids and promised to pay them very well. Once a girl that fit the sisters qualifications answered the ad the true requirements for the "job" were revealed. Delfina and Maria were madams and they ran a brothel known as the bordello from hell. Girls who resisted were beaten and tortured until they agreed to become prostitutes or died. They were prisoners and any attempt to escape brought dire consequences if they were caught. Many of the girls were forced into drug use in order to wear down their resistance. When they were no longer pleasing to the "Johns" they were disposed of. If they became ill they were clubbed to death. If one of the girls became pregnant, she was hung by her hands and beaten until she lost the baby. If a customer came to the bordello with a lot of cash they too fell victim to the brutality of the sisters.

In 1964, three of the girls managed to escape from the brothel and related their horrific stories to the police. The police planned a raid on the brothel but Delfina and Maria had been tipped off and fled before the police arrived. As they searched the ranch the police uncovered the bodies of 11 men, 80 women, and several infants.

Delfina and Maria were finally captured when they tried to sell their possessions in order to get money to flee the country. They were both found guilty of murder and sentenced to 40 years in a Mexican prison.



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