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Missouri Mom Pleads Guilty to Selling 12-Year-Old Daughter as Dominatrix Sex Slave

A man and a woman accused of training the woman's 12-year-old daughter as a sexual dominatrix in Missouri and prostituting her online are going to prison.

Todd Barkau, 37, and the girl's 45-year-old mother pleaded guilty Thursday to sex trafficking of a child.

Officials said the two lived in a Kansas City suburb when Barkau began having sex with the girl in 2000 when she was 12, showing her how to perform sex acts with men including bondage and sadomasochism.

By the time the girl was 14, the couple had billed her as 'Mistress Alisha,' and rented her out to fulfill sadomasochistic fantasies of anyone willing to pay, the Kansas City Star reported.

She was prostituted, mainly through a Web site, from January 2002 to February 2005.

The couple was ordered to forfeit the $80,000 the girl earned for them during that time, the Kansas City Star reported.

Barkau will serve 25 years in federal prison, while the girl's mother, who isn't being named to protect her daughter's identity, will serve 15 years under a plea deal.

Prosecutors said she is first person in the U.S. to be charged with federal trafficking in a case involving her own child, the Star reported.

The judge and prosecutors agreed on the sentences after consulting the victim, who said she hopes 25 years will be a life sentence for Barkau, the paper reported.

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The Associated Press Contributed to this report.