Charlene Elkins admits taking nude photos of 14-year-old girl, selling her for sex

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STEELVILLE, Mo. (KSDK) - A Steelville woman is accused of taking nude photos of a 14-year-old girl, posting them on the internet, and selling the girl for sex.

Charlene L. Elkins, 27, is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and promoting a sexual performance by a child.

Sheriff Randy E. Martin says the 14-year-old victim was caught at her middle school with prescription medication. When she was questioned, she said she had been given the medication by Elkins. She also revealed Elkins had taken nude photos of her and posted them on the internet.

Detectives met with Elkins, who admitted giving the girl the medication to help her sleep. When asked about taking nude photos of the girl, police say Elkins admitted to taking "too many to count." She went on to say she would send them to men on the internet, who in turn would send photos and money back.

Elkins also admitted to allowing men to have sex with the 14-year-old girl for money.

She is in custody at the Crawford County Jail on $25,000 cash-only bond for each charge.

KSDK

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