KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man and a woman accused of training
the woman's 12-year-old daughter as a sexual dominatrix in Missouri
and prostituting her online are going to prison.
Thirty-seven-year-old Todd Barkau and the girl's 45-year-old
mother pleaded guilty Thursday to sex trafficking of a child. The
woman will serve 15 years in federal prison and Barkau will serve
25 years under a plea deal.
Officials say the two lived in a Kansas City suburb when Barkau
began having sex with the girl in 2000 when she was 12, showing her
how to perform sex acts with men including bondage and
She was prostituted from January 2002 to February 2005, mainly
through a Web site.
The woman isn't being named to protect her daughter's identity.