Authorities have charged an Ohio woman with forcing her young daughter into prostitution.
Police say Jacqueline Toro-Williams, 37, forced the girl, who was between 11 and 12 years old at the time, to engage in sexual favors for money for more than a year before she ran away to Mexico.
Toro-Williams is facing felony charges of compelling prostitution and promoting prostitution. She's being held on $100,000 bond.
Capt. Daniel Zampelli of the Akron Police Department told msnbc.com that Toro-Williams began forcing the girl into prostitution near their neighborhood in 2007.
The girl confided to an acquaintance about what was happening and the person then helped her run away to Mexico. She left in 2008 and stayed with relatives of the acquaintance for four years until returning recently, Zampelli said.
"The acquaintance worked with her to get her away from her mother," he said.
Toro-Williams reported the girl missing and she was found earlier this year through the National Center for Missing Children.
Once the girl returned to Ohio she told police the reason she had left, Zampelli said. She's now 16 and living with a foster family.
"This is very unusual for our small northeastern Ohio town," Zampelli told msnbc.com. "We have runaways, we have prostitution, but to have a mother force a child is very unusual."
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