Monday, 25 Aug, 2008 Offbeat
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Couple Tried to Trade Sex With 5yo Girl for Apartment and Used Car

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A woman and her married boyfriend, living in San Antonio, have been accused of trying to offer sex with the woman's daughter, aged 5, for an apartment, a used car and child care for the woman's second 10-months-old daughter.

The couple will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Stein Nowak on August 29. Jennifer Richards, 25, is charged with using interstate facilities to spread the information about a minor, while Sean Michael Block, 40, is accused of distributing child porn.

FBI started an investigation on the issued after one of its informants found out about a text message that was presumably sent by Block. The message read: "Nice piece 5 yrs old belongs to my gf and she wants to sell it."

The FBI's lead agent on the case, Rex Miller, said that the two made a deal which included an apartment, a used car and child care for Richards' 10-months-old daughter. Both intended to sell the toddler later. In addition the two looked to blackmail the informant.

The woman "was of the belief that these sexual interactions would be a positive experience for (her daughter) and that Richards would receive sexual gratification" from watching, the affidavit said.

According to the authorities the two children are no longer in the woman's custody. Richards did not manage to sell her daughter for sex. Rex Miller also concluded that the couple had plans to kidnap, rape and "carve up" a teenage runaway. The conclusion was made after FBI's lead agent on the case reviewed computers that Block and Richards used and listened to several tape conversations.

Ronald Guyer, Block's lawyer, accepted the severity of the charges. However, he mentioned that FBI found no evidence that Block's behavior advanced beyond his desires.

"There has been no action on his part," Guyer told the judge.

Block and Richards met at the Cheesecake Factory at North Star Mall, where he worked as a bartender and she was a waitress. Block's wife Sarah Block, filed for divorce on August 22. She also filed for protective order on behalf of her 14-month-old child.

Source: FOX News

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