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A woman from Washington State was sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex trafficking her 6-year-old daughter to a perverted stranger she had met online in exchange for a pair of shoes and cash. The 31-year-old mom identified as Kylie Ruby Flores is a resident of Spokane who made an agreement with a man she had met on the online dating site, “Plenty of Fish”. The mother’s intent was to sell her daughter to him for sexual purposes with the promise of a brand new pair of Nike kicks, a “small amount of cash, and a place to stay as payment.

According to an official statement released by the Department of Justice, US Attorney's Office Eastern District of Washington Trever Harder, the man who made the deal with Flores, filmed himself violating the little girl in his apartment. In the statement, the child was able to describe the specific ways she was abused by Harder. The original criminal indictment said that the depraved act was committed by the two between Feb 2 and July 26 of last year with Harder setting up a camera on a cat tree in his apartment in Cheney, Washington, to record the rape of the young girl on his couch.

Authorities were able to confiscate the video in July. Attorney Waldref said that an effective and cooperative investigation is the reason why the little girl is neither missing nor murdered today. She went on to add that the girl is not the only child in danger of sexual abuse, but the sentence passed today sends a message to child predators and sex traffickers out there, that they cannot escape from justice.

Both Flores and Harder have entered guilty pleas as Harder awaits his sentencing. U.S. Attorney Vanessa Waldref said in a statement that the facts of the case are among the worst examples of sexual abuse of young children imaginable. She added that the sentences are imperative, however, it is important to note Flores’ sentence will likely be relatively shorter than the lifelong impact the experience will have on her own daughter.

“Today’s sentence sends a clear message to those who seek to sexually abuse children: justice is coming,” Waldref said.

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