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Girl, 6, allegedly forced to videotape her mother having group sex

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(CBS/AP) DALLAS - Texas authorities arrested a Dallas woman on Saturday after she allegedly forced her 6-year-old daughter to use a cell phone to repeatedly videotape her having group sex.

According to police reports, the 24-year-old woman was charged with indecency with a child by exposure which is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine,

The name of the woman is being withheld because it might lead to the identification of her daughter.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the police went to woman's Dallas apartment acting on a tip. Police say the woman admitted to having her daughter use a cellphone to videotape three separate incidents involving six men.

Marissa Gonzales, a spokeswoman for the state's Child Protective Services agency, said the 6-year-old was immediately placed in foster care after her mother's arrest.

"Physically, she's fine," Gonzales said. "But in any situation like this, where a child could need therapy, we will certainly work with (the child)."

Gonzales says the agency has launched its own investigation into the alleged abuse and that there is a hearing scheduled for Aug. 16 to determine whether there are any family members who are appropriate to provide care for the child.

According to Gonzales, the CPS investigated the mother shortly after the child was born to determine whether the infant had been neglected. However, that case was closed because there was insufficient evidence to determine abuse or neglect, she said.

The 6-year-old's mother was still in prison Tuesday and is being held on a $50,000 bond.