Texas police have arrested an American female teacher for conspiring online to traffic a young relative to multiple men for prostitution in Morocco.
Rabat – After a joint investigation by the Freestone County Sheriff and the McLennan County Sheriff, police arrested an American school teacher in central Texas for conspiring to traffic a minor to Morocco for prostitution.
The arrested woman, Amber Michelle Parker, 37, is an eighth-grade teacher in Mexia Junior High School in Mexia, Texas.
Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley said that Parker “was placed under arrest for the offense of Trafficking of Persons.”
The arrest came after other family members contacted police, doubting Parker’s intentions with the girl.
Texas news outlet KBTX quoted Shipley as saying the woman “was online talking to multiple guys in Morocco trying to get it setup where she could take [the minor] with her over there to them.”
Parker promoted the girl as a virgin.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said Parker posted semi-nude pictures of the minor in lingerie online to find men interested in the girl, Waco Tribune-Herald news outlet reported.
“It’s a very low-down thing, it’s the worst of the worst when you prostitute your own relative, that’s as low as you get,” said McNamara. “It’s sickening to think a woman would stoop that low.”
Although Parker was planning to take the child to Morocco, the minor did not travel.
Family members told McNamara that Parker visited Morocco in mid-December 2018 and returned to the US on January 1.
“Family members got wind that Parker was going to try to lure this girl to Morocco,” McNamara said. “It is a dastardly story, and it is trafficking at its worst.”
Thanks to the family members, the girl is now safe and is with her father who came from out of Texas to take her.