A Texas mother is accused of prostituting her 11-year-old daughter and the girl’s 16-year-old cousin to multiple men at motels in the suburbs of Dallas.
Victoria Nicole Bautista was arrested by Dallas police and charged with prostitution of a minor and trafficking of a minor for the purposes of prostitution or forced labor on Oct. 18, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com. Bautista was also charged with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bautista, 29, was allegedly busted after her 11-year-old daughter told investigators about her mother’s sex-for-cash scheme that involved her and her teenage cousin. The child told police the prostitution scheme began just “two or three weeks after her eleventh birthday," according to the affidavit. Bautista, authorities suspect, was pimping the girls out since at least March.
During one incident last spring, the girl told detectives, she, her mother, and 16-year-old cousin were staying at a Motel 6 in Mesquite, Texas, about 15 miles east of downtown Dallas. One day, a black Mercedes Benz pulled up at the hotel. Bautista then allegedly told the two underage girls that “they needed to go to the car to have ‘sex’ with the people inside,” according to the arrest affidavit.
Inside the Benz, the minor children found three men, who gave her cousin an “unknown amount of money" and allegedly began to sexually assault the two minor girls.
“[They] did not have time to count the money and all three people began to touch her and her 16-year-old cousin, in her legs, chest, and private part,” the arrest affidavit stated.
The 11-year-old reportedly told the police the men wore condoms.
When the men had finished, the two girls “took off running from the car” and returned to the room they were staying in with Bautista. The 29-year-old allegedly demanded the cash from the transaction and “never asked them if they were okay,” the affidavit said.
From the Motel 6, the 29-year-old mother allegedly began shuffling between Dallas-area hotels where the sex-pedalling persisted for more than half a year. The 11-year-old told authorities that “the same two Hispanic men” were always present in the sexual exchanges. The third, the girl described, was “always a different one.” The child told police that they were forced to meet with the men every two weeks.
This month, however, Bautista’s clientele allegedly became violent with the 11-year-old.
“One of the males hit her in the head and she passed out,” the arrest affidavit stated. “She reported she woke up to an unknown person having sex with her.”
Bautista was arrested three days later after one of the girls’ stepfathers reported the Texas mother to police.
Sergeant Nicole Walton, a spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department, declined to comment further.
Bautista was arraigned on Oct. 19. She’s being held on a total bond of $201,000. No court date has been set for her case.
Her attorney, Rebecca Malek, an appointed county public defender, didn’t immediately respond to Oxygen.com’s request for comment.
While Bautista’s case is pending, the court has banned her from having any contact with the two teens or any other child. She’s also been ordered to submit to drug testing, refrain from alcohol, and is prohibited from possessing a deadly weapon.
Bautista was also charged with burglary in 2014 and later pled guilty, according to online court records.
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