A RUSSIAN mother has been arrested in Almeria for allegedly prostituting her 13-year-old daughter in exchange for alcohol, cigarettes, food items or €15-20 in cash.
The young girl was forced to have sex with a 59-year-old man who has a history of sexually abusing minors.
Her mother, aged 33, has been charged with neglecting her children but released pending trial, while the victim and her nine-year-old brother have been placed in a child protection centre.
The police investigation began in January after one of the mother’s neighbours became suspicious, having seen the man coming and going with the girl over a period of several days.
After tracking his movements officers arrested him at his home while he was with the victim.
The two children were not enrolled in school and were left to wander the streets of Almeria, according to police reports.
A restraining order has been issued which prevents their mother from contacting or approaching them.