West Texas Mom Accused Pimping Out Five-Year-Old Daughter

Barbara Schwarz
March 19, 2019 - 4:42 pm

Ector County Sheriff

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Police say a 62-year-old man paid 36-year-old Shirley Harmon $400 each time she let him sexually assault her child.

It all came to an end early this year when the child made an outcry. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffiths says forensics tests showed the child was telling the truth. He says it's sickening a mother would do this to her daughter.  

"They could get life in prison, and that's better than what they deserve."

Griffith says this arrangement started in 2017 and ended early this year.

Harmon was arrested on March 4 for endangering a child, a second-degree felony after the Ector County Sheriff's Office said she failed to report that her daughter was being sexually abused by Gary Landreth. Landreth is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.  Harmon is also charged with endangering a child. 

The little girl is in CPS custody