GRANITE CITY, Ill. – A Metro East baby sitter is being held on charges she allowed a man to have sex with a 12-year-old girl in her care for money.
Amber Salts, 20, was charged Friday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and pimping. Salts allegedly took the girl to the Granite City home of 48-year-old Larry Westwood on July 18 and July 25 and allowed him to have sex with her, said Madison County sheriff's Sgt. Mike Dixon.
Westwood allegedly paid the girl $140 after the assaults. Officials say she split part of the money with Salts.
Westwood has been charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault.
Dixon said Salts was once "romantically involved" with Westwood and knew that he was assaulting the girl. The girl was treated at a local hospital this week and released with no physical injuries.
Salts and Westwood are being held at the Madison County jail. Salts is being held on $7,500 bond. Westwood's bond is $150,000.
Jail officials did not know whether they have attorneys.