Woman charged after allegedly allowing man to sexually assault her daughter for money

ECTOR COUNTY, Tx. (KOSA) -- A 36-year-old woman from Ector County was arrested after authorities say she allowed a 62-year-old man to sexually assault her 5-year-old daughter for $400.

Ector County Law Enforcement Center

According to Odessa American, Shirley Harmon was charged on Sunday with aggravated assault on a child, a first-degree felony. Harmon was arrested on March 4th with endangering a child, a second-degree felony, after the Ector County Sheriff's Office said she failed to report that her daughter was being sexually abused by 62-year-old Gary Landreth.

Landreth was arrested on January 14th but was released in ten days later after he posted bail. The assaults happened between 2017 and 2019, with the final assault that took place on January 7, according to an affidavit.

Harmon admitted in the interview that she knew that her daughter was being sexually assaulted by Landreth and continued to allow it. She received $400 to give Landreth access to the girl.

Harmon was charged, arrested and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center with a bond totaling $50,000 and is still in custody.