Mom pleads guilty to selling child into porn

April 22, 2009 4:12:58 PM PDT
A San Antonio mother has pleaded guilty to trying to sell her 5-year-old daughter to child pornographers in exchange for a used car and an apartment. Jennifer Louis Richards faces a minimum of 20 years in prison after making the plea in a San Antonio federal court this week. The 25-year-old waitress was arrested in August along with her 40-year-old boyfriend, Sean Michael Block.

At a hearing last year, an FBI agent testified that Richards planned to expose the 5-year-old to sex acts to "see it's an enjoyable thing."

Investigators say the couple had been in contact with a purported buyer who turned out to be an FBI informant.

Block is accused of offering to sell a child and distributing child pornography. He is set to stand trial in May. His attorney has said that Block took no part in what's alleged.

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