Mom Sells Girl's Virginity to Pay the Bills

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Times are hard. The economy is bad. Gas prices are high ($4 a gallon?!), many are out of work, the housing market is down and depressing, and people are doing anything they can to raise money. And as of today, that officially includes selling virginity.

Felicia Rae McClure, 32, of Salt Lake City was charged Monday with attempting to sell her 13-year-old daughter's virginity for $10,000. She is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.

The man who was going to deflower the girl was presumably an adult, a man named "Don" who had taken her to Victoria's Secret to model lingerie for him. McClure also sent sexy photos of her daughter to another man named Will.

The daughter was initially into the idea (as if a 13-year-old can even consent) and then she changed her mind.

Ordinarily, I would say this is a million levels of wrong because, well, it IS. But under the circumstances, the economy being what it is, I will assume this mother was without job skills. She had her daughter at 19, maybe she never finished school because she had to work to support her.

In these trying times, some turn to extreme couponing while others turn to ... selling their daughter's virginity. Seriously, the whole thing has a rather Les Miserables vibe to it. Except for the part where it's the SICKEST idea ever.

People do a lot of things in bad economies who are desperate. They turn to stealing or selling drugs. Or they become innovative and they figure out a way to make money. JK Rowling was a single mom on welfare when she came up with the idea for Harry Potter, which has made her a billionaire. Desperate times bring out the worst in some and the best in others, but usually they don't make us sell our own children's future happiness.

Seriously, if this woman was so desperate, maybe she could have devised a scheme auctioning her own "virginity." Why her poor daughter? I can think of a few other options I might try for money before I would resort to selling my child's virginity.

I guess I'm a puritan like that. 

The economy is bad, but not that bad. Even the saddest woman in Les Mis knew enough to take care of her child, prostituting herself and selling her necklace and hair before allowing her daughter to go hungry. This woman had a whole lot of other options that could have come before putting a price on her daughter's virginity.

Do you think the economy is to blame for these kinds of bad decisions?

 

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angev... angevil53

i think parents like her would do those types of things even if the economy wasn't down. they find different ways of justifying what they are doing. she's a horrible person, who would even think that's ok?!

Auror... Aurorasmommy07

I would not blame the economy, I blame stupidity. The economy is just an excuse (a bad one at that) for her to justify letting the highest bidder have their way with that poor little girl! This women is a sick excuse for a human. 

jalaz77 jalaz77

No. The mom needs to have her child taken away and a complete hysterectomy so she may never have a child again.

Death... Deathlilly

They do (or use to; I'm not sure) that kind of stuff in other countries too. For example: Geisha houses would auction off their girls' virginities to the highest bidder and would go for mega bucks.


It's really really sad...

tntmo... tntmom1027

I agree sick. There is a million different things she could have done, one being to sell herself for money-at least thats between two consenting adults. 

reche... reche1978

the economy has nothing to do with it thats your child if she wants to sell anything why didnt she sell her ass on the corner! thats her daugther and the idea that she was pimping her own daugther is disgusting

SpaMama SpaMama

I take exception to one thing you said: " She had her daughter at 19, maybe she never finished school because she had to work to support her." It seems as though you are using this as an attempt to figure out where this woman is coming from or how she could opt for auctioning her daughter's virginity.


I had my daughter at 19. I had to choose her over school. I am lacking in the kind of job skills that would pay me a decent income. I have been homeless before due to the hardships that naturally follow as a result of becoming a mother too young and not being able to pursue a higher education. However, I would never, repeat, NEVER ever even think of auctioning off my daughter's virginity. Had I ever contemplated selling my own wares to feed her and keep our roof, well yeah, it's a tough world... but these are the things we face in tough economic times in order to PROTECT our children, not throw them under the proverbial bus!


I resent the implication that women who become mothers at a young age and lack crucial job skills are apt to try this sort of thing. This woman did this because something isn't wired properly in her head... END OF STORY.

SunitaW SunitaW

No, can't blame the economy for this one. The woman deserves prison for her greed and evil behavior - it's pure evil

FINEP... FINEPORCELAIN

I am sick of hearing that because I was pregnant at  whatever age I had to drop out of school and that is why I have no skills. That is just a lame excuse. Go back to school and finish..so what, you will get a GED. then you take your sorry ass to college with financial aid.  Stop making stupid excuses for not finishing school and stop being lazy about your education. I graduated high school in 1987 and now I am starting my second year in college. I WAITED to have children.  Of course I was not some cheap little you know what either. Like the post or not..I really don't care, but if it makes you mad, then I guess what they say is true...The truth hurts.

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