HOUSTON - A Katy mom is accused of offering up her child, niece and nephew for sex.
The ordeal began in Independence, Missouri, where an Internet crimes task force arrested Michael Stratton.
He was taken into federal custody. While in custody, Stratton tipped authorities off to the alleged activities of Stephanie Hays, who lives in Katy.
Missouri investigators contacted local authorities, who launched their own investigation.
The Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force engaged in online conversations with Hayes, using Stratton’s login information.
According to investigators, Hays was arranging to meet with Stratton.
“The had an arrangement to meet last week. In fact, the young lady had actually taken a week off of work and had taken a whole week of vacation last week,” said Eric Devlin. He's one of the investigators.
Officials arrested Hays
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