Chandler / Rahe / Grafehttp://journalstar.com/news/local/cr...7f972c85b.htmlA child prostitution case has expanded to at least seven men who an Upland woman is suspected of allowing to have sex with her 14- and 7-year-old daughters, according to court documents.
Three men have been arrested.
Donald Grafe, a 37-year-old truck driver from Columbus, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of sexually assaulting the 14-year-old girl
Troopers already had arrested Shad Chandler, 41, of Lincoln, and Alexander Rahe, 38, of Omaha, both for first-degree sexual assault of a child.
Grafe, Chandler and Rahe are three of at least seven men the 35-year-old mother is suspected of allowing to have sex with her 14-year-old daughter at least 20 times, according to court documents. Authorities believe she also let three unidentified men have sex with her 7-year-old daughter, and that she may have watched.
Buffalo County Attorney Shawn Eatherton said he didn't know why a mother would put her daughters in such a position, but that any motive is irrelevant.
"It doesn't matter what the reason is when you're talking about these types of allegations," he said. “We’ve seen people make horrible decisions and commit horrible crimes for a variety of reasons. Trying to figure out why people do the things they do is a tough task.”
http://www.nebraska.tv/story/1825372...stitution-casePolice say Grafe had sex with a 14-year old girl at a truck stop in Lincoln, sometime between March 24 and April 11, and that is was arranged by the girl's mother, Michelle Randall, 35, Upland.
"This is a very disturbing case," said Col. David Sankey, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. "Our investigators working this case have nearly 30 years of experience and cannot recall a time where children so young were being sold into prostitution."
Randall was charged last week with conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual assault and possession of child pornography after police say she placed a personal ad on the website Craigslist, offering female companionship in the Kearney area, then offered the sexual services of her daughter to an undercover officer posing as a man answering the ad.
http://www.omaha.com/article/20120510/NEWS97/120519967The patrol was alerted by an informant who said he had met a woman on the website Craigslist. The man told investigators that the woman sent him sexually graphic cell phone pictures of obviously underage girls.
After arresting the mother at Kearney, Neb., motel, investigators went to the family's home in the Minden area of south-central Nebraska. They discovered the mother's 7- and 9-year-old daughters home alone, curled up on a mattress. Investigators reported finding dog feces piled on the first floor of the home.
The three sisters have been placed in foster care, according to prosecutors.
The mother reportedly told investigators that she allowed her boyfriend to have sexual relationships with her oldest daughter. The boyfriend and two other men have been arrested in connection with the case, each facing one count of sexual assault of a child.
Investigators allege all the sexual encounters were arranged by the girls' mother.
The woman's boyfriend, 41, is suspected of assaulting the teen numerous times over 14 months. More recently, investigators said, he engaged in sexual acts with the 7-year-old girl.