Woman sells her baby for sex and watched her being rapedBy Mason White 1:24 PM January 27, 2014
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By: Sarah Weiss
A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of selling her child for sex after she admitted to selling her baby for sex, according to court proceedings in Indiana.
The mother of Gary sold her baby eight times to a man for sex, and she was in the room watching during the encounters, a court was told.
Natisha Hillard, 25, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of selling a child for sex and two counts of allowing a child to participate in child pornography.
Hillard admitted to learning about Christopher M. Bour through a dating service, and they agreed to meet at her home. That was when he began asking about her two children, who were 4 months and 3-years-old at the time.
The sex crimes lasted from September 2011, until February 2013, when an acquaintance of Bour alerted the FBI.
Hillard allowed Bour to take sexual pictures of her young children, the court was told.
Hillard told police after her arrest that she agreed to sell her children because she needed the money.
Hillard said that she did not know if Bour shared the images with others.
Hillard, who is being held without bail, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years to life in prison on the charge of selling a child for sex.
Bour, is also being held without bail, and has pleaded not guilty in the case.