On May 24th, ABC News reported that a Utah mother attempted to sell her teenage daughter’s virginity- for $10,000. A 32 year old mom from Salt Lake City reportedly offered to sell her 13-year-old daughter’s virginity to a man she met online. She also took the man and her daughter to a local Victoria’s Secret store, where she had her daughter model various lingerie sets for the man. The mother also sold partially nude photographs of her daughter to another man she had met online. At press time, the mother was being held at a Salt Lake City jail and is facing two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
To me, the worst part of all this is that the daughter didn’t consent. I’m all for various forms of sex work, but only when there is explicit consent, and the mother had no such thing from her daughter. I also can’t help but wonder… did she really think she was gonna get ten grand- and not get caught?
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