An evil mother has been jailed for seeking to sell the virginity of her 13-year-old daughter to a wealthy paedophile.
Shamed Irina Gladkikh was sent to prison for four-and-a-half years by a Russian court, and has been deprived of her right to raise the girl and her younger brother.
The 35-year-old mother – a former beauty contestant – was caught in a police sting after flying to Moscow from Chelyabinsk to find a man who would pay £19,100 for sex with her daughter.
Irina Gladkikh and her 13-year-old daughter whom she tried to sell off for sex to make money
In court Gladkikh, wearing a fur coat, bowed her head to avoid her face being seen by cameras, and was wringing her hands as she sat in the dock.
She had obtained a doctor’s certificate stating that the girl was a virgin, the court in Lyublinsky, Moscow was told.
She also made a set of ‘sexualised’ photographs of the child.
Irina Gladkikh bowed her head as she was escorted into court in Lyublinsky, Moscow
The dock in the court is surrounded by steel bars, pictured here with a slumped Gladkikh
In sickening video testimony soon after she was detained in January, she confessed: ‘At 7.35 am, me and my daughter flew to Moscow.
‘We came to Moscow to get to know a rich man, in order to get financial help for providing sexual services by my daughter.’
The mother had two accomplices who were both sentenced in August to three and a half years in penal colonies.
The former beauty queen admitted the allegations and was jailed for four-and-a-half years
One, Yelena Anisimova, confessed to being tasked with seeking a wealthy buyer for the girl.
The other Alina Kukanova, 25, wept and screamed in court when the verdict was announced.
The mother went with one accomplice to meet the buyer at a floating restaurant in Moscow, but police had found out about the deal and a detective posed as the wealthy man.
‘We came to Moscow to get to know a rich man, in order to get financial help for providing sexual services by my daughter,’ she admitted in a video to police
As soon as money was in the mother’s bag, both women were arrested.
The girl now lives with her grandmother who has been made her official guardian.
Gladkikh, described as an IT worker and earlier as an estate agent, was found guilty of trading her underage daughter.
A friend said: ‘She always dressed well, and wore expensive and stylish clothes.
‘She paid a lot of attention to her appearance and spent a lot of time partying.
‘She also participated in Chelyabinsk beauty contests.’
Police said the mother and her two accomplices had previously earned money as sex workers.