A small-town Nebraska mother is accused of prostituting her 14- and 7-year-old daughters.
The 35-year-old woman was arrested April 26, after she agreed to sell the sexual services of her oldest daughter for $150 to $200. The buyer: an undercover investigator with the Nebraska State Patrol.
The patrol was alerted by an informant who said he had met a woman on the website Craigslist. The man told investigators that the woman sent him sexually graphic cellphone pictures of obviously underage girls.
After arresting the mother at a Kearney, Neb., motel, investigators went to the family's home in the Minden area of south-central Nebraska. They discovered the mother's 7- and 9-year-old daughters home alone, curled up on a mattress. Investigators reported finding dog feces piled on the first floor of the home.
The three sisters have been placed in foster care, according to prosecutors.
The mother reportedly told investigators that she allowed her boyfriend to have sexual relationships with her oldest daughter. The boyfriend and two other men have been arrested in connection with the case, each facing one count of sexual assault of a child.
The men are from Omaha, Columbus and Lincoln.
The mother is charged with soliciting the sexual assault of her 14-year-old daughter and two counts of possession of child pornography. She is being held in the Buffalo County Jail on $250,000 bail. Child neglect and abuse charges are pending, prosecutors said.
Investigators allege all the sexual encounters were arranged by the girls' mother.
State Patrol investigators said the 37-year-old Columbus man had sex with the 14-year-old girl at a Lincoln truck stop.
The woman's boyfriend, 41, is suspected of assaulting the teen numerous times over 14 months. More recently, investigators said, he engaged in sexual acts with the 7-year-old girl.