Baby sitter accused of letting man have sex with 12-year-old for money

Sunday, July 29, 2007

GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- A baby sitter accused of allowing a man to have sex with a 12-year-old girl in her care for money was charged with pimping, police said.

Amber Salts, 20, took the girl to the home of a 48-year-old man she had been "romantically involved" with and allowed the girl to have sex with him, said Madison County sheriff's Sgt. Mike Dixon.

Larry Westwood paid the girl $140, which she split with Salts, police said.

Salts was charged Friday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and pimping. Westwood was charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault.

The girl was treated at a local hospital this week and released with no physical injuries.

Salts and Westwood are being held at the Madison County jail. Salts is being held on $7,500 bond. Westwood's bond is $150,000.

Jail officials did not know whether they have attorneys.

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