Posted: Nov 10, 2009 7:12 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Nov 10, 2009 7:12 AM
Prosecutors say a 48 year-old man sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl and paid the teen's mother to allow the abuse to happen.
The Denver District Attorney's office on Monday said Mark Mathias faces charges that include sex assault on a child and soliciting for child prostitution. Investigators say the child told them her mother would call men to tell them "fresh meat (was) available."
Prosecutors say Mathias paid the child's mother from June 2008 through March to have sex with her daughter. The child's mother has also been charged but her name was not released to protect her daughter's identity. The mother is being held on $200,000 bail.
Mathias is due in court Wednesday. He is being held on $100,000 bail.