Thanks to an undercover cop, a Russian woman was nabbed while trying to sell her friend’s underage daughter’s virginity to the highest bidder.
Alina Kukanova was found guilty and jailed for 3.5 years for trying to sell the 13 year-old girl to a wealthy Emirati for the night.
Shockingly enough, Kukanova was inspired to auction off the young girl by Irina Gladkikh - the girl's mother.
Gladkikh, from the city of Chelyabinsk in western Russia's Sverdlovsk Oblast region, encouraged her friend to search for buyers online.
According to a news report in MailOnline, a ‘major deal’ was almost reached with a man from UAE who offered £18,000 for a night with the teen, but the deal fell through. Kukanova then told her friend that she had found another buyer in Moscow.
The buyer in Moscow was actually an undercover cop.
It turns out that the police had spotted the attempts to sell her virginity online and had decided to intervene.
The undercover police officer met the women at a Moscow restaurant and handed over fake money before arresting them shortly thereafter.
The teenage girl was taken to hospital to be checked over before being handed over to relatives.
Both women, believed to be sex workers, were unemployed and believed to be trying to finance a lavish lifestyle.