A Washington state woman has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for selling her 6-year-old daughter for sex with a man she met online, allegedly in exchange for Nike sneakers and cash. sundry.
Kylie Ruby Flores, 31, is said to have sold the young girl to a man, identified as Trever Harder, after meeting him through the dating site Plenty of Fish, US Department of Justice report.
Harder, who filmed himself raping the girl in his apartment, promised to pay Flores with new Nike shoes and a “small amount” of cash and a place to stay, according to federal prosecutors.
Mother meets man through dating site and agrees to sell young daughter to have sex with man for shoes
Flores and Harder have since both pleaded guilty, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington.
“The facts of this case represent some of the most egregious sexual abuse of a child imaginable,” US Attorney Vanessa Waldref said in a statement Wednesday. when Flores was convicted.
Spokane woman sentenced to 23 years for child sex trafficking: Kylie Ruby Flores of Spokane was sentenced to 23 years in prison for conspiring to engage in sex trafficking of a six-year-old girl. https://t.co/r92lNcpjJE
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US Attorney Vanessa Waldref said the “sentence is important”, but added it was “equally important to remember that Flores’ sentence will likely be much shorter than the lifelong effect on the child.”
“Today’s sentencing is important, but it’s equally important to remember that Flores’ sentence will likely be much shorter than the lifelong impact on the child,” Waldref added. “No sentence can restore a child’s innocence, but our community is safer and stronger now.”
Authorities claimed the duo committed appalling abuse between February 2 and July 26 last year, according to the initial criminal indictment.
According to prosecutors, the young woman was brave enough to describe the abuse she endured at the hands of Harder, who hid a camera on a cat tree in his apartment to film the sick act. on his couch.
That video, filmed last July, was eventually confiscated by the authorities, New York Post report.
While Flores received a 23-year prison sentence, Harder is still awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty, officials said.
Waldref noted that the only beneficial aspect of the disgusting case was the fact that the little girl was not murdered, but added that “she is not the only child in danger.”
Waldref said: “Thanks to an efficient and cooperative investigation, she is not missing or murdered today – but she is not the only child in danger. “Today’s sentencing sends a clear message to those who seek to sexually abuse children: Justice is coming.”
While prosecutors did not immediately reveal the girl’s relationship with Flores, a Spokane-Review spokesperson ultimately identified the girl as Flores’ daughter.
No photographs or photographs of Flores or Harder are available as of the publication of this article.