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Utah mom pleads guilty in "virginity sale" case

Sexting teenagers run afoul of child pornography laws
Sexting teenagers run afoul of child pornography laws; cell phone internet web child porn pictures images, transmit teen CBS/AP

(CBS/AP) SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah woman accused of trying to sell her 13-year-old daughter's virginity has pleaded guilty to sending sexually suggestive pictures of her daughter to a man.

The 33-year-old woman entered the plea Monday in Salt Lake City to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

She had also been facing two first-degree felony counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child and life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors agreed to drop those charges in exchange for her plea.

She now faces up to 30 years in prison at sentencing Dec. 5.

Authorities say she used a cell phone to send the photos to a man to whom she was trying to sell the girl's virginity for $10,000.

The Associated Press isn't naming her to avoid identifying her daughter.

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