A mother and father have been accused of letting paedophiles molest their son, eight, and saying ‘Deal with it,’ when the boy was left traumatised.
Police believe James Stewart and Teri Sanchez pimped out the youngster at a hotel room in Albuquerque, New Mexico, between the period of August 2017 and April 2018.
The Metro reported that the pair apparently gave ‘two men the unrestricted, unchecked access to their young son by giving these men a hotel key card.’
The couple – who were arrested previously over similar claims of prostituting their seven-year-old daughter - are also said to have offered ‘an unoccupied hotel room, and a limited amount of time with their son, which the parents controlled.’
Prosecutors say the young boy was exposed to men who touched him inappropriately.
They also said that when their son was upset over the incident, the parents simply told him to ‘deal with it’.
Stewart and Sanchez have been in custody since May 2018, when Stewart was accused of prostituting his seven-year-old daughter for ‘weed and pipes and other stuff.’
It’s said that the pair would send the girl to school unkempt and exhausted. A teacher even went to the police over concerns the youngster was being abused when they noticed bloodstains in her underwear.
Prosecutors indicted Stewart and Sanchez with child sex abuse charges related to their son. They say it’s ‘logically presumed’ the couple used their son in exchange for cash or drugs.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, the pair appeared in court on Monday for a brief detention hearing.