Sarah Marie Peters a Houston mother is sentenced to 40 years jail after pleading guilty to offering to sell her two year old daughter for sexual services. Arrested while going to meet.
A Houston, Texas mother has been sentenced to 40 years jail after pleading guilty to seeking to sell her two year old daughter for sex. The going rate? $1200.
Sentenced Thursday was Sarah Marie Peters, 25, following her pleading guilty to charges including that of prostitution. The woman had been in custody following her arrest in February.
Dallasnews reported the woman being found out following undercover officers in Montgomery County, north of Houston, encountered Peters on a social media site. Agents said the mother forwarded photos of young girls, asking if there was anyone who wanted ‘to have fun’ with her daughter.
Detectives watched Peters board a GreyHound bus in Houston with her daughter to travel to Conroe where she thought she was meeting a man who would pay for the child. It was soon after that the mother was arrested, her young child in her company, unaware of what imminently waited for her….
‘The events of this case are hard to believe, that a mom would willingly expose her own daughter to this type of danger. Tyler Dunman, chief of the special crimes bureau at the district attorney’s office, said in a statement following the mother’s arrest February 22. He added that, without the efforts of law-enforcement officials, ‘this child would have become a victim to the worst type of abuse.’
Adding, ‘Our citizens must realize this type of activity happens in our community. We need the community to be vigilant and report to law enforcement any activity they see/hear where a child might be in danger of abuse or sexual exportation. We are very fortunate to have this team of dedicated law enforcement professionals working so diligently for the safety of our children and community.’
Peters’ daughter has since been placed in the custody of state Child Protective Services. It remained unclear who the child’s father was and the man’s whereabouts.
Peters will not be eligible for parole until 2038.