SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 25-year-old mother who federal prosecutors
accuse of trying to prostitute her young daughter was ordered held
without bond Today in San Antonio.
A judge ordered Jennifer Richards, who moved to San Antonio from
Phoenix nine months ago, to remain in custody. The judge found that
Richards was a flight risk and likely to be convicted of using
interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor, a
charge that carries up to five years in prison.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Braun says other charges could
still be added.
FBI Agent Rex Miller testified at the hearing today that
Richards offered to allow her five-year-old daughter to be molested
in exchange for a car, an apartment and money for day care for her
Miller says Richards also planned to use the baby for child
pornography when she got older.
She allegedly took the girls to meet an informant she thought
was a child molester and accepted $300 on the promise that they
would meet again. Richards was taken into custody a short time