Parents Arrested for Trying to Sell 6-Year-Old Daughter to Stranger for Sex

A mother and father from Houston have been arrested and charged with the most heinous of crimes: endangering a child's life after they reportedly offered to sell their 6-year-old daughter to a stranger for sex. Juan Martinez, 44, and Andra Rae Martinez, 43, led an unusual lifestyle, according to police -- one that included reportedly swapping wives with strangers and taking drugs like meth and pot. Obviously, there's no way parents behaving badly are going to be able to lead their lives and not have them affect the children in their care. But these parents took things one horrific step further by involving their innocent daughter in their alleged world of sick.

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Police were allowed to search the couple's home after receiving a tip that they had tried to sell their little girl to a grown man. They reportedly found meth, marijuana, and pornography -- and all of those things were right there out in the open where either their daughter or 10-year-old son could find them, according to police.

Their son also reportedly told police he was concerned because his father smoked "things that weren't legal." And Martinez's police statement is, perhaps, the most shocking thing of all: they say he admitted he advertised for "swinging" partners to have sex with his wife, that the men visited his home when his children were there, AND that he has had fantasies about incest, but claims he never hurt his kids.

I'm praying that last bit is true and that these two were locked up before they could actually physically harm either of their children. Martinez is reportedly being held in lieu of $30,000 bail, while his wife's bond is set at $2,000.

What are your thoughts on the details of this alleged crime? What is an appropriate consequence if they are found guilty?

 

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