By Jim Kavanagh, CNN
A former victim of human trafficking was one of three women sentenced to prison for that crime Wednesday in Vietnam, VietNamNet reported.
The 29-year-old woman was sold to a man in 2009 by a trafficking ring whose leader is now imprisoned, according to the news service. She later induced 11 other women to travel to China, where they were sold to men, a Vietnamese provincial court ruled.
Prosecutors said she was paid the equivalent of (U.S.) $238 for each woman she procured, plus $140 once the victim was sold to a man.
The woman told the court she was merely playing the role of matchmaker for women seeking foreign husbands.
She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The other two defendants, who allegedly worked for the first woman, received sentences of five and six years, VietNamNet reported.