ROCKWALL, Texas -- A 31-year-old man jailed in North Texas for selling his teenage daughter for sex is denying the charge.
Child welfare authorities say Steve Marks has seven children from age 1 to 14 and at least three of them previously were removed and placed in foster care.
Marks was arrested Thursday in Rockwall County and held on $1 million bond on charges of purchasing or selling a child for sex. A 31-year-old woman he says is his wife also is charged and jailed. His parents are jailed on charges of harboring a runaway.
Marks tells WFAA he'd never sell a child for sex and someone who does that "needs to be put away for the rest of their life."
Child welfare officials say the case remains under investigation.
Father in North Texas denies selling daughter for sex
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