Police in Texas arrested two people late last week for allegedly negotiating a price of $10,000 in exchange for a girl’s virginity.
Cirino Santiago Delacruz, 32, and Adriana Aguilar, 33, are both being held in the Collin County Detention Center on suspicion of trafficking and indecency with a child sexual contact. Aguilar has also been slapped with a separate charge of promotion of prostitution of a person younger than 18.
The two are also have immigration holds on them from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Authorities were alerted to the purported crime after the underage girl involved told her parents. Police did not release the girl’s age.
Aguilar, who knew the girl, allegedly asked her to ride with her to Dallas on an errand. Aguilar then purportedly took the girl to an apartment where she met Delacruz.
Delacruz supposedly offered to pay $10,000 to have sex with the girl and take her virginity. Delacruz then forced her into a bedroom, kissed her and put his hands up her shirt.
When the girl resisted Delacruz’s alleged advances, she was allowed to leave the bedroom.
“Aguilar said the victim told her that she could not go through with having sex with Cirino and that she wanted to leave,” the affidavit stated, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Aguilar purportedly became upset at the girl for not having sex with Delacruz and demanded that she not tell anyone what happened. Delacruz paid up $100, and Aguilar kept a $50 cut before giving the rest to the girl.
According to police, Aguilar claimed that the girl had accepted the deal to have sex with Delacruz for money and that is why she took her to the apartment.
Aguilar “knowingly caused the juvenile victim to engage in sexual contact by placing the victim in the situation to be touched,” the affidavit stated.