A mother in Warren, Michigan has been accused of offering up her daughter to a man in exchange for money. The little girl is just 4-years-old. Her mother posted a prostitution ad on the site "Backpage." A 25-year-old man responded to the ad and he and the child's mother carried on a conversation via text message for an undisclosed amount of time.
The conversations took a turn when the mother -- 26-year-old Jennifer Brys -- told the man, Edward Reardon, about her daughter. He began telling Brys about his fantasies involving children and expressed a desire to "take a shower" with Brys' daughter.
Brys and Reardon came to an agreement that involved Brys handing over her daughter for a fee of $300 to $500. Before any exchange could be made, the little girl's father saw the text messages and called police. Both Brys and Reardon have been arrested and charged in the case. They are being held on $500,000 bond.
© Effie Orfanides 2013