New Delhi, Mar 25: A man was sentenced to 60 years of prison for selling his 4-year-old daughter for sex. The jury in Harris County, Texas, convicted Andrew James Turley of trafficking a child and compelling prostitution of someone under the age of 18. Also Read - Gauahar Khan Remembers Her Father in a Heart-wrenching Note, Says 'I am so Much of You Papa'
The sentence comes more than two years after Turley, 30, caught the attention of Houston police officers who saw a Craigslist ad called Play with Daddie’s Little Girl.” Also Read - He Shot My Father in Chest & Back: Video Shows Hathras Sexual Assault Victim Begging For Justice After Dad Killed by Harasser
The prosecutor said that the client in several emails that he would give the child some sleep medication ahead of the encounter and that he charges $1,000 for two hours. The district attorney’s office said Turley implied that his daughter “might be too young for intercourse but everything else was OK.” Also Read - With Father Dead & Mother in Mental Hospital, 14-Year-Old Boy Adopted by Meerut Police Station
Turley did not know that the client was an undercover police officer.Turley was arrested in November 2015, after the undercover officer showed up at a Houston apartment where the child was living with her mother. Turley was in Houston to visit with his daughter, prosecutors said.
The girl was in a bedroom, unresponsive and lying naked in a blanket. And the mother was unknown of Turley attention. He has been sentenced to 30 years on each of the two charges and will not be eligible for parole until he’s 75.