Cops: Mom Sold Daughter's Virginity for Rent Money
Detectives say Washington woman needed $400
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2015 3:52 PM CST

(Newser) – She wanted rent money. He wanted sex. The deal: He could sleep with her 14-year-old daughter for $400, according to law enforcement officials. The Washington State Patrol says it arrested 38-year-old Bryan Murphy on Friday in Oklahoma for allegedly working out such a deal with his girlfriend, Raw Story reports. The woman—Mary Miles, 46, of Carnation, Wash.—was arrested last month and charged with commercial sex abuse of a minor, reports Q13 Fox. Detectives say the pair's text messages show them negotiating a way for Murphy to pay half of Miles' rent. Miles confessed to police "that [Murphy] wanted to have sex with her daughters and especially [the 14-year-old] because she was a virgin," court documents say.

He texted that he'd help with the rent "if you can get one of the girls to agree to spread their legs for me," according to court documents, per KOMONews. Miles allegedly wrote back, "Ok you can have [the 14-year old]," and he allegedly replied that he'd marry Miles "the day after I pop [the 14-year-old girl's] cherry." Miles is said to have brought her daughter to Murphy's truck in North Bend, Washington, last month, and had sex with him while the daughter watched. When Miles allegedly grabbed the girl's leg, she "freaked out" and ran, court documents say. She and her sister later called police, triggering the investigation. Officials have since taken both girls from the mom's custody. (This mom allegedly offered to sell her 13-year-old daughter's virginity for $10,000.)