After being stripped naked and forced to undergo "virginity tests," the kidnapped women are taken to slave markets where the "prettiest virgins" are sold off to the highest bidders, according to Zainab Bangura, the UN's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
"They (ISIS) commit rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution and other acts of extreme brutality," explained Bangura who revealed the level of sexual crimes from Iraq's Yazidi community. "We heard one case of a 20-year-old girl who was burned alive because she refused to perform an extreme sex act. We learned of many other sadistic sexual acts."
Ever since ISIS kidnapped waves of over 200 Yazidi women and girls last August, they have committed "systematic sexual crimes" on them, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
The ones considered the prettiest are sent straight to Raqqa, ISIS' adopted capital, to be sold naked, first offered to the leaders, then the Emirs and then the soldiers.
According to Bangura, each militant buyer typically takes home with him three or four girls, keeping them a few months and then tossing them back to be sold again once he grows tired of them.
"We heard of one girl who was traded 22 times," expressed Bangura to Middle East Eye. "Tens of thousands of the ISIS members expect that the will [get] women to [marry] following their recruitment."
Not all of the kidnapped girls were taken into Raqqa. In early April, more than 200 Yazidi women, children and elderly were released after being taken hostage nearly a year ago.
Among those release was a pregnant nine-year-old girl, who underwent horrible sexual abuse at the hands of ISIS militants, according to the Daily Mail.
I'm sickened by the fact that the West is appearing so weak, so tepid, in response to the horror stories coming out of ISIS occupied territories.
What in hell is it going to take? Where are our leaders?
Dear God, help these women, help the men who are allowing this to take place.