A woman from Houston who was accused of offering up her 2-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for $1,200 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, the Associated Press reports.

On Thursday (July 12), twenty-five-year-old Sarah Marie Peters was convicted after pleading guilty to charges which involve the promotion of prostitution.

According to authorities, undercover cops in the Montgomery County area found Peters online through a social networking site. She messaged the disguised officers photos of young girls and queried if anyone was interested “to have fun” with her two-year-old daughter.

Detectives watched as the now disgraced mother hopped on a Greyhound bus with her daughter to head to the Texas city of Conroe, where she was under the impression she would meet a man who was interested in intercourse with her toddler for $1,200.

Peters was arrested earlier this year on Feb. 22. Her daughter has been officially handed over to the Child Protection Services.

Circumstances of this nature force the discussion of the safety of children in America. Especially in North America. It is difficult not to put into question, Peters intent with bringing her daughter into this world and her level of consideration towards motherhood. Could this be a case of when a woman who is already deeply involved with a mentally personal mishap unexpectedly enters motherhood and mistreats the opportunity?