Houston, TX – A Wisconsin man was sentenced to 60 years in prison after attempting to sell his 4-year-old daughter for sex acts on Craigslist with the advertisement titled “Play with Daddie’s Little Girl.”
Andrew Turley, 30, was convicted of trafficking of a child and compelling prostitution of someone under the age of 18, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Turley posted the advertisement in 2015. Turley exchanged emails with undercover Houston Police Department officers.
He wrote in one exchange with police that he had a girl younger than 10 and would give her sleep meds before the encounter, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office reported.
The undercover police officer exchanged more than 70 emails with Turley, according to the Washington Post.
Turley told the undercover police officer he wanted $1,000 for two hours with his daughter and said his daughter might be too young for intercourse but everything else was OK, the district attorney’s office stated.
The undercover officer arrived at a time set by Turley when he was having visitation with his daughter, who lived in a Houston apartment with her mother, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Turley is from Wisconsin but was in Houston to see his daughter.
When the undercover police officer arrived, Turley checked the cash and then took the police officer back to a bedroom where his daughter was lying without any clothes on in bed and appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, the police said.
KTRK-TV reported that the mother was not charged and was not aware of the plan to prostitute her daughter.
“This case broke my heart,” said Assistant District Attorney Stewanna Miskell, a prosecutor assigned to the case. “A father is supposed to be a protector not a predator. Jurors saw the need to keep him out of our community.”