A Texas mother is facing criminal charges following allegations that she rented her 5-year-old daughter to a 62-year-old man for sex.
From KCBD, Shirley Harmon, 36, was arrested for sexual assaults involving her young daughter and Gary Landreth, 62. Officials said Harmon admitted to knowing about the abuse but allowed it to continue—and even accepted $400 from Landreth in the process.
The Ector County Sheriff’s Office said the sexual assaults occurred between 2017 and January 7 of this year. Landreth was arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child on January 14 and posted bail 10 days later, according to the news station.
The Odessa American reported that the 5-year-old accused Landreth of inappropriately touching her during a forensic interview. Results of the forensic nurse’s exam were reportedly also consistent with abuse.
Harmon was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child. She remains jailed on $50,000 bond as of Monday afternoon. The relationship between Harmon and Landreth is unclear at this point in time.
[Featured image: Shirley Harmon, Gary Landreth/Ector County Sheriff’s Office]