Another man has been taken into custody in connection with a case from Buffalo County in which authorities accuse a mother of selling her two young daughters into prostitution.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports that 33-year-old Brian McCarthy of Lincoln has been charged with child pornography after investigators found multiple images of a 14-year-old girl on his cell phone. He is in the Lancaster County jail.
The arrest was the fifth to grow out of the investigation into allegations that a 35-year-old woman from Upland allowed at least seven men to have sex with her 14-year-old daughter multiple times and also offered her 7-year-old daughter for sex. The woman has been charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual assault and two counts of possession of child pornography. Her name is being withheld to protect the privacy of her children, who have been removed from her home and placed into state custody. The mother now resides in the Buffalo County jail.
The case broke when an undercover officer answered an ad on Craigslist, offering female companionship in the Kearney area. The patrol says she offered the sexual services of her teen-age daughter to the officer.