Texas mom gets 40 years in prison for trying to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex

CONROE, Texas (WPVI) -- A 25-year-old mother in Texas has been sentenced to prison for 40 years after pleading guilty to trying to sell her toddler daughter for sex.

KTRK-TV reports, in February authorities were conducting an investigation into child exploitation. Sarah Peters entered into an agreement with an undercover officer to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex.

Peters brought the girl to Conroe in order to allow a man to have sex with the girl for $1,200. She was arrested at a Greyhound bus station, and her daughter was taken into protective custody.

Peters entered a guilty plea to three felony offenses: sexual performance of a child, attempted human trafficking and promotion of prostitution of a child. She was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with additional sentences to run concurrently.
Peters will not be eligible for parole until 2038.


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