31-year-old Kylie Ruby Flores, of Spokane, will be spending 23 years behind bars for ex trafficking her 6-year-old daughter to a pervert she met online in exchange for sneakers and cash.
Kylie Ruby Flores, sold her little girl to a man she met on the dating site Plenty of Fish, and who promised to pay with new Nike kicks, “small amounts” of cash and a place to stay, federal prosecutors said.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice statement, Flores met Trever Harder on an online dating app. Flores agreed to sexually trade the girl to Harder in exchange for a place to stay, some cash and new running shoes.
Officers recovered a video that Harder had recorded after he set up a camera on a cat tree in his Cheney apartment.
He then sexually assaulted the girl.
Harder pleaded guilty and is awaiting for his sentencing.
“Today’s sentence is important, but it is equally important to remember that Flores’s sentence will likely be much shorter than the lifelong impact on the child,” Vanessa R. Waldref, U.S. Eastern District attorney said in a statement. “No sentence can return the child’s innocence, but our community is now safer and stronger. Most important, the child is now in a safe place.”
David M. Herzog, the Assistant United States Attorney who prosecuted the case said FBI agents worked hand-in-hand with state, local, and tribal law enforcement to secure justice for the victim in this case.
This case was pursued as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
“While the sentence in this case is significant and truly justified, it only brings a small measure of justice to the victim,” Richard A. Collodi, FBI’s Seattle field Office special agent said in a statement.
The depraved pair committed the abuse between Feb. 2 and July 26 last year, according to the original criminal indictment.
The youngster was able to describe the abuse she faced at the hands of Harder, who set up a camera on a cat tree in his Cheney, Wash., apartment to record the sickening attack on the girl on his couch, prosecutors said. Authorities later confiscated the disgusting video filmed last July, according to prosecutors.
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