Man sells daughter for cash, beer, meat

January 12, 2009 8:02:24 PM PST
Police say a Monterey County man tried to sell his teenage daughter into an arranged marriage for cash and beer.

Marcelino Martinez is accused of cutting a deal where an 18-year-old acquaintance got his 14-year-old daughter in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat.

Martinez faces human trafficking charges; the 18-year-old is under arrest for statutory rape.