A Nebraska woman accused of prostituting her 7- and 14-year-old daughters has been given 80 to 90 years in prison
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska woman accused of prostituting her 7- and 14-year-old daughters has been given 80 to 90 years in prison.
The 36-year-old was sentenced in Buffalo County District Court in Kearney on Wednesday. She'd pleaded no contest and was convicted of conspiracy to commit child sexual assault and of two felony counts of child pornography possession.
The Associated Press is not using her name to protect the identity of the girls. The AP does not usually identify the victims of sex crimes.
The chief county prosecutor, Shawn Eatherton, told station KHGI that he couldn't imagine a parent doing what the woman did to her children.
"We do not put them in harm's way, we do not expose them to sexual abuse, we do not expose them to people that may harm them," Eatherton said. And, he said, "We should really not hand out mercy to the people that prey on our children or who assist those who prey on our children."
Five men have been convicted in the case so far and await sentencing.
The girls' mother has pleaded no contest to nine similar felony counts in Franklin County and to one felony count of conspiracy to commit child sexual assault in Furnas County.
She's scheduled to be sentenced next month in both counties. They and Buffalo County are in south-central Nebraska.
The state has placed three of the woman's four children in foster care, said her attorney, Tana Fye. She declined to clarify the whereabouts or custody situation of the other child.
The Nebraska State Patrol said the woman had placed a personal ad online, offering female companionship. She offered her 14-year-old daughter to an undercover police officer who posed as a man answering the ad on April 26.
The Nebraska State Patrol has said that in Buffalo County alone, mother let at least seven men have sex with her 14-year-old at least 20 times and at least three men have sex with the 7-year-old.
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