A woman in Colombia has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for selling her 12-year-old daughter’s virginity for the equivalent of $98, local media reported.
A municipal court in Bogota handed down the sentence for Margarita de Jesús Zapata, 48, on several counts of pimping and s*xual slavery.
Zapata, a mother of thirteen children, has asked for 300,000 pesos ($98) for the virginity of her 12-year-old daughter who reported the ‘transaction’ to police, the local Prosecutor’s Office said in a press —release. It made no mention of when exactly the crime had been committed.
Tito Cornelio Daza, the man who paid the $98, was sentenced to 12 years behind bars and a fine of 72 million pesos ($24,000) for his “services” which left the little girl pregnant, Spain’s news agency EFE reported.
According to the investigation, Margarita de Jesús Zapata had also forced her other underage children into s*xual slavery.
Zapata and Daza were arrested in 2013 and charged with “carnal abuse of a minor and enforcement of prostitution.”