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Woman pleads guilty in attempted sale of daughter's virginity

Woman pleads guilty in attempted sale of daughter's virginity

By Emiley Morgan | Posted - Oct. 29, 2011 at 10:45 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A woman accused of attempting to sell her 13-year-old daughter's virginity pleaded guilty to two of the charges against her Monday.

The 33-year-old Salt Lake City woman pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, before 3rd District Judge Randall Skanchy. Additional charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, were dismissed in exchange for the woman's plea.

According to charges filed in the case, the woman told police she had made an arrangement with a man named Don that he could have sex with her daughter in exchange for $10,000. She also said the man had taken her and her daughter to Victoria's Secret to model lingerie and also modeled lingerie at home.


Prosecutors say the woman also sent photos of her daughter wearing lingerie to another man named Will, who was going to pay for the photos, according to charging documents.

The woman's boyfriend reported the behavior after reportedly observing several text messages between the woman and Don discussing sex acts between him and her daughter, the charges state. The teenager apparently initially agreed to the arrangement with Don but later changed her mind.

Sentencing in the case has been scheduled for Dec. 5. The woman faces up to 15 years in prison on each count. is not naming the mother in an effort to protect her daughter's identity.

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