BEAVER DAM, Ky. (TCD) -- A 34-year-old man was charged after he allegedly sold his juvenile daughter to another man and then the girl gave birth.
Kentucky State Police announced Wednesday they arrested Diego Alonzo-Perez and charged him with human trafficking-commercial sex activity. Alonzo-Perez allegedly sold his daughter to 20-year-old Lucas Mateo in August 2020, and she had reportedly been living with Mateo since then. Mateo was also taken into custody and charged with third-degree rape.
The girl reportedly gave birth in March.
According to WFIE-TV, the juvenile and her baby are in foster care. Kentucky State Police reportedly believe Mateo is the father of her baby.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Corey King told WFIE, "It’s really disheartening, because we have for many years put the monster’s face on technology. Technology seems to be where all of these people tend to find our children, but in this situation, this was parents."