HPD: Man prostitutes 4-year-old on 'daddy's little girl' Craigslist ad
HOUSTON – A west Houston man who is accused of prostituting a 4-year-old girl went before a judge Monday morning.
Andrew Turley, 28, was arrested Thursday, and charged with trafficking a child and prostitution of a minor.
Disturbing details were read aloud in court as prosecutors laid out what Turley is accused of doing.
Undercover officers with the Houston Police Department noticed an ad on Craigslist offering "daddy's little girl" in exchange for money.
They made contact with the person promoting the ad and exchanged more than 60 emails up until Nov. 12.
Prosecutors say Turley allegedly offered two hours with the girl in exchange for $1,000, and a meeting was arranged.
When undercover officers arrived to the meeting location, they found the girl naked underneath a blanket. She was in a groggy state and appeared to be under the influence, according to police.
Turley was placed under arrest.
A judge ordered him to have no contact with the victim or any children, and no access to the internet.
Bond was set at $500,000 for each count.
"These are cases Harris County takes very seriously. Obviously we think this is a very important matter and why the case is set so high and why the bond is set so high on this defendant," said Ann Johnson, prosecutor.
If convicted, Turley faces between 5 and 99 years, or life in prison.
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