Woman accused of trying to sell girl's virginity - Road RunnerPublished - May 24 2011 09:30AM CST
By JENNIFER DOBNER - Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City woman has been charged with offering her 13-year-old daughter's virginity to a man for $10,000.
The 38-year-old woman was charged Monday in Utah's 3rd District Court with two first-degree felony counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child and two second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
In court papers, prosecutors allege that the woman had discussed letting her daughter perform oral sex and other sex acts with an adult male. The negotiated offer and an arrangement to exchange the teen's virginity for money were detailed in a string of text messages which were seen by the woman's boyfriend, who called police, court papers say.
The mom acknowledged the plan in an affidavit given to police in which she said her daughter was in agreement. The daughter, who admitted initially agreeing, later changed her mind.
The mom said she and the girl had been modeling lingerie for the man in a local store and at their home near the Utah State Capitol. Investigators say the woman said she had also taken pictures of her daughter wearing only a bra and skimpy, thong underwear and sent them to another adult male.
In the same affidavit, the girl told police she initially agreed to the sex-for-money arrangement, but later told her mother that she did not want to go through with it.
The Associated Press is not naming the woman to avoid identifying the daughter.
A check of Utah State Court records shows the woman has a criminal history that includes misdemeanor convictions for illegal drug possession and driving under the influence. A forgery case filed against her in 2007 was dismissed after she successfully completed a court-ordered drug treatment program.