A couple in Mexico has been arrested for allegedly forcing their 12-year-old daughter to have sex with a stranger while they filmed the act.
The girl's mother, Lorena Isela Cortinas, and father, Ricardo Navarro Allende, have been arrested for allegedly attempting to sell tapes of their daughter being raped to a pedophilia ring in Ciudad Juarez, a border town near the United States.
Law enforcement officials were notified of the crime when the girl’s grandmother reported to the police that her granddaughter was being filmed having sex for money at a hotel.
Cortinas says that the man who raped the 12-year-old girl had promised the couple a new house and a van.
“We are investigating whether the family was part of a gang or a network trafficking in child pornography,” a spokesperson from the police said.
According to the Daily Mail, they are also being accused of organizing even more meetings at hotels over the past couple of months.
The police say that the mother would usually record the man raping her daughter on video. She would also take photographs of the girl naked.
Charges for the couple are pending.
The Special Prosecutor for Attention to Women Victims of Crime is now accusing the couple of forcing their daughter into sexual acts.
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