I wish people would use all the technological gadgets and tools we have for good, but sadly that's not the case. Occasionally there are sick people out there who use technology to do truly terrible things. This is one of those times. A mother in Washington allegedly used a free classifieds website to pimp out her teenage daughter.
The mother is accused of using her 15-year-old daughter as a prostitute. Police tracked them through a classified ad that was posted on backpage.com. The mother allegedly picked her daughter up from encounters and received $2,000 over the past year.
Sheriff's deputies in Snohomish County recently arrested the mother on the felony charge of promoting the sexual abuse of a minor.
Law enforcement officers had a search warrant for the girl's phone and found some very disturbing text messages, including messages from potential customers, her mother and texts about taking drugs. There was even a message where the mother told her to "'Never give (people) anything without paying upfront' and 'Next time get paid upfront.'"
An acquaintance of the teen told the detective that the girl said 'her mom was very well aware of what she was doing and encouraged it because she enjoyed the money.'
This story is almost too terrible to believe. As a mother myself, I can't imagine ever putting my child in a horrific situation like this.