The five children of a Taylor woman charged during the weekend with trying to sell one of her daughters to an undercover police officer for sex were interviewed Monday by investigators trying to determine whether other child abuse or exploitation had occurred.
Results of those interviews were not disclosed, as the Wayne County Sheriff's Office tries to determine whether any other adults may have been involved in the alleged scheme to profit from child sexual abuse, officials said.
The 33-year-old woman, whose name is being withheld by the Free Press to protect her children, is being held in lieu of a $1-million bond pending an April 19 preliminary examination in 34th District Court in Romulus on several sex-abuse charges.
She was arrested Friday when she allegedly brought her 7-year-old daughter to a Romulus hotel after arranging to allow someone she met on the Internet to sexually abuse the girl for pay.
The man police say the woman was trying to sell her daughter to turned out to be an undercover sheriff's deputy posing as a photographer interested in taking pornographic pictures of children. During several online chats with the deputy, police said, the woman said her daughter had been used in sex acts for money before.Sheriff's deputies confiscated the woman's computer and were assisted by Child Protective Services investigators, who placed the children -- four girls and a boy ages 6-12 -- in foster care.
On Saturday, the Wayne County Department of Human Services filed a petition in Wayne County Family Court seeking to terminate the rights of the mother and the children's father, whose involvement in any abuse was being investigated, officials said.
The petition said the woman was wanted for a probation violation after being convicted of credit card fraud in Oakland County in 2004. Both parents face a pretrial hearing Monday in juvenile court on the termination of rights petition.