Turley, from Houston, had reportedly put up an ad on Craigslist offering up to two hours of s*x with his daughter for $1,000, according to undercover Houston police detectives who found the shocking advertisement “Play with Daddy’s Little Girl”, in the Casual Encounters section.
Shocked by the discovery, the undercover detectives contacted the man and allegedly exchanged 69 emails with him.
When the police officers posing as “customers” arrived at the rendezvous in an apartment complex, what they discovered was better imagined than experienced.
A Harris County prosecutor told a judge that “Lying in the small bed was a 4-year-old girl, identified as a juvenile”, who “appeared to be groggy and under the influence of an unknown substance and in and out of sleep”.
Turley, who was arrested, stood before the judge, listening, in shame as the prosecutor recounted what the undercover cops saw.
Turley was arraigned on charges of trafficking a child and compelling prostitution of a minor.
He was ordered by a judge not to have any contact with children or internet access while his bail bond was set at $1 million ($500,000 per count).
If convicted, the disgraced father will face a minimum sentence of 5 years and maximum of 99 years in prison.
Turley’s daughter is now safe as she has been reunited with her mother, who was oblivious of what the 4-year-old’s father was doing.