Thomas S claimed that he pimped out his underage stepdaughter "to make her confident about her own body."
Trigger warning: This story contains details of sexual abuse that some readers may find disturbing.
A man sold his stepdaughter to 70 truck drivers for a pack of cigarettes and five euros ($6). They were allowed to do whatever they wanted with her. The man was identified as Thomas S, 49, who is an electrician from the German city of Schweinfurt. He was pimping out his 12-year-old daughter at motorway service stations claiming that he was doing so "to make her confident about her own body." He was also filming the assault on his phone. He is now on trial for sexually abusing his underage stepdaughter after a complaint was filed on July 31, 2020, reported The Sun.
In July last year, a truck driver tipped off the police that Thomas had offered the services of his minor daughter to him and three other truck drivers in a parking lot on a motorway. The police immediately caught and arrested Thomas who was sitting in his Audi, with his stepdaughter. An investigation was started. Witness reports stated that a few days before the arrest was made, the girl was pimped out to a Romanian truck driver. Thomas was able to get in touch with the 50-year-old driver named Hartmut N after he found a card at the rest station with his number and the message "would you like to give me a blow job?"
The trucker was offered sex in exchange for the five euros and the pack of Winston cigarettes. The assault was recorded by Thomas on his phone. The video was used to incriminate Hartmut for raping a minor. He is also facing a separate trial and is in custody. Further investigation revealed that the child had been violated about 72 times. The details of the same were read in court and details of the assault took almost an hour to go over in detail. Police even found out that the girl's biological mother, Brigitte, 39, knew about the pimping but did nothing to stop it. She has been arrested as well.
Stepdad ‘sold his young daughter to 70 truck drivers for a pack of cigarettes’ https://t.co/BguVberX2V— The Sun (@TheSun) April 27, 2021
Prosecutor Gabriel Seuffert said in court during the trial, "They [Thomas and Brigitte] wanted to raise the child to be self-confident, and to get her used to walk naked in the apartment in order to have fun exploring her own body in the future." The couple had been sexually abusing the girl and took photos and videos of her over a period of two years. Brigitte lived in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria's largest spa town. She was given custody of her daughter from the girl's biological father at a family court in Bad Kissingen. Brigitte then handed over the child to Thomas. She is even said to have approved of her partner's abusive behavior.
Thomas has admitted all accusations against him. There was no way he could deny the charges since there was clear proof of his crime since his phone had videos of the assaults as well as the naked photos of the girl clicked at home. The trial was held at Schweinfurt District Court on April 26 where he was charged with 72 cases of child abuse. Defence attorney Michael Troger told local news media that they wanted to "spare the child from the testimony." She is currently at an orphanage and undergoing therapy for the trauma she has experienced.