LINCOLN, Nebraska — A Nebraska prosecutor has decided not to pursue charges against a mother accused of prostituting her daughters when they were ages 7 and 14 because the woman is already serving a long prison sentence.
The Lancaster County attorney's office filed a motion last week to dismiss charges of child abuse, theft by shoplifting and failure to appear. A judge later agreed, according to court records.
The 36-year-old Upland woman is serving 92 to 120 years at the state's women's prison in York, having been convicted on several charges in Buffalo, Franklin and Furnas counties. The sentences the woman has received elsewhere ensure "that she will remain incarcerated for the remainder of her life," Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly told the Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/1d9Ieik ).
The Nebraska State Patrol said the woman placed a personal ad online, offering female companionship. She offered her 14-year-old daughter for $200 to an undercover police officer who posed as a man answering the ad on April 26, 2012. She was arrested at a Kearney motel.
The Nebraska State Patrol said that in Buffalo County alone, the mother let at least seven men have sex with her 14-year-old at least 20 times and at least three men have sex with the 7-year-old.
Prison records say the mother won't be eligible for parole until 2058, when she will be 81. The Associated Press is not using the woman's name to protect the identity of her daughters.
Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com