The Wisconsin father who in 2015 attempted to sell his 4-year-old daughter online for sex, has been sentenced to serve 60 years in prison.
The Harris County District Attorney’s office confirmed on Friday that Andrew Turley, 30, was sentenced in Harris County, Texas after being convicted for trafficking of a child and compelling prostitution of someone under the age of 18,
In a statement released to PEOPLE, Harris County District Attorney Kim K. Ogg said Turley was caught after an undercover Houston police officer contacted Turley about an ad the 30-year-old placed on Craiglist in 2015 titled “Play with Daddie’s [sic] Little Girl.”
Over a lengthy e-mail correspondence, which according to prosecutors amounted to almost 70 messages, Turley told the undercover police officer that a two-hour session with the girl, who was described as being “younger than 10” would cost $1,000.
In the e-mails, Turley also claimed he would give the child “sleeping meds” during the encounter, according to the statement.
Prosecutor Ann Johnson told WWLP that when officers arrived at the mother’s house where Turley’s daughter lived and discovered “a 4-year-old child who appears to be under the influence, also appeared to be unclothed under the blanket.”
The undercover arrested Turley on the scene, after two years in custody he was sentenced to 30 years in prison on each charge and is required to serve a minimum of 45 years before he is eligible for parole.