It’s the stuff that nightmares are made of. Earlier this year, in Montgomery County in Texas a 25-year-old woman was caught in a human trafficking sting. The truly shocking part: she was pimping out her own daughter for sex, and the little girl is only two years old.
In February, the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office was 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 the Greyhound bus station in Montgomery County, 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 was sentenced this week and was given 40 years in prison as her punishment. Parole is available in 2038.
There really should be a special place in hell for people who are willing to sell their children for sex. It’s bad enough that kidnapping and other forms of procurement of children for these sick perversions happen on a daily basis, but a parent attempting to do this to their own child? Something is very sick in a society where this sort of thing happens, and where the attempt to normalize pedophilia is an active public relations campaign. That seems to be where we are.
Hopefully, stings like this one that netted a mother actively trying to betray her role as a parent will become more commonplace. If there is a demand for children for this sort of sickness, there will always be an adult willing to produce the supply. It needs to be cut off.