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Nebraska (The Gaslamp Post) – A mother was arrested at a motel in Kearny, after she had allegedly offered an undercover officer sex with herself and her teenage daughter for $200, on April 26, 2012. According to the Kearny Hub, the girl’s 35-year-old mother, was arrested after an undercover officer responded to an ad she had allegedly placed on Craigslist, offering companionship.
(The Gaslamp Post will not be identifying the mother, in order to protect the identity of the girls.)
The mother was immediately arrested and her teenage daughter was placed into protective custody. She was charged with possession of child pornography when a search of her cell phone revealed pictures of not only her teenage daughter, but those of her 7-year-old daughter as well.
Her charges didn’t end there…
Nebraska State Patrol obtained a search warrant for her home, and seized a computer and other electronic devices. Investigators discovered that she had allegedly made numerous arrangements for men from around the state, to engage in sex acts with her two daughters for money.
They believe that the woman may have sold her daughters as many as 20 times, to as many as 7 men, within the last year.
3 of the 7 men are believed by police to have had sexual contact with the 7-year-old.
“This is a very disturbing case,” said NSP Superintendent David Sankey. “Our investigators working this case have nearly 30 years of experience and cannot recall a time where children so young were being sold into prostitution.”
Shad Chandler, 41, of Lincoln, and Alexander Rahe, 38, of Omaha, were arrested and charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a child. Donald Grafe, 37, of Columbus, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting the teenager at a truck stop, sometime between March 24, and April 11, 2012.
During an interview in late April with the Family Advocacy Network, her teenage daughter revealed that she had been sexually assaulted by a 22-year-old man, now identified as Logan L. Roepke, of McCook.
She said that the assault occurred in February of last year, when she was only 13, and while her mother was present in the hotel room.
Roepke is alleged to have had sex with the teen as many as 10 times.
Roepke was taken into custody May 15, 2012, and charged with first degree sexual assault, according to the Kearny Hub. Police are still looking for three other men believed to have been solicited by the girl’s mother.
The girl’s mother is in custody, being held on $250,000 bond and has also been charged with conspiracy to commit sexual assault on a child. She reportedly has a third daughter, according to the Daily Mail, but she is not believed to have been involved with the before mentioned allegations. All three of her daughters remain in protective custody.
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