Woman accused of offering 3-year-old for sex ordered to remain in custody
PORTLAND, Ore. —
A woman who was arrested and charged with offering a 3-year-old child for sex has been ordered to remain in police custody.
Kelsey Christine Wheeler, 27, was arrested on attempted child trafficking last week by the FBI, following a child porn investigation connected with a Eugene man.
According to court documents obtained by KATU News, police interviewed that man earlier this month, and he claimed he met up with Wheeler after responding to a sex ad online in January 2017.
Documents claim Wheeler, who used an alias, offered an "encounter" with a young child who is known to her for $1,000. When detectives spoke with Wheeler, she said she has been working as a prostitute on and off since she was just 15 years old. She denied offering up the 3-year-old for sex. When asked about the encounter with the Eugene man, Wheeler said he offered her $6,000 for a "mother-daughter" sexual experience.
In a court appearance Wednesday afternoon, a judge called her a flight risk and danger to community, and ordered her to remain behind bars.