In all the cases of deplorable behavior people engaged in for the pursuit of sneakers, this latest occurrence reaches a new level of depravity.
A Washington state woman was sentenced to 23 years in prison for allegedly selling her 6-year-old for daughter for sex to a man she met online in exchange for lodging, cash and Nike sneakers.
According to the US Department of Justice, 31-year-old Kylie Ruby Flores arranged with a male named Trevor Harder on the dating platform Plenty of Fish to “trade trade sexual access to the girl for a place to stay, small amounts of cash, and the promise of new Nike running shoes.”
“The facts of this case present some of the most egregious sexual abuse of a child one can imagine. Today’s sentence is important, but it is equally important to remember that Flores’s sentence will likely be much shorter than the lifelong impact on the child,”Vanessa R. Waldref, United States Attorney for the Eastern District
According to plea agreements entered by Flores and Harder, the six-year-old was able to provide a description of the various sexual abuse she was subjected to, which included sodomy.
It is inconceivable as a parent how someone could participate in the victimization of a child under their care. While the sentence in this case is significant and truly justified, it only brings a small measure of justice to the victim. I hope the dedication of FBI agents and our partners to hold predators like Ms. Flores accountable serves as a message to those who would victimize our most vulnerable among us.”Richard A. Collodi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Seattle field Office
If one can imagine this case gets even worse.
Law enforcement recovered a video that Harder recorded on a camera he set up on a cat tree in his Cheney, Washington apartment. The deplorable and disturbing video depicts Harder raping the child on his couch. This raises the very troubling possibility that there are copies this video could have been distrubuted to other degenerates, a la Daisy’s Destruction.
According to the Department of Justice, the case was pursued as part of Project Safe Childhood, which is a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the USDOJ to fight the growing issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation.
Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. The Project Safe Childhood Initiative (“PSC”) has five major components:
· Integrated federal, state, and local efforts to investigate and prosecute child exploitation cases, and to identify and rescue children;
· Participation of PSC partners in coordinated national initiatives;
· Increased federal enforcement in child pornography and enticement cases;
· Training of federal, state, and local law enforcement agents; and
· Community awareness and educational programs.
Harder also entered a guilty plea and his sentence is pending.