Missouri woman accused of sex trafficking daughter with disabilities

Renee M. Collins, 49, faces charges of sex trafficking and child endangerment, while her boyfriend, 44-year-old William A. Thomas Jr. was charged with first-degree rape.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A Missouri mother has been charged with sexually trafficking her 14-year-old daughter in exchange for money and drugs, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Renee M. Collins, 49, faces charges of sex trafficking and child endangerment, while her boyfriend, 44-year-old William A. Thomas Jr. was charged with first-degree rape.

On July 7 the FBI alerted Columbia police after receiving an anonymous tip that a minor was being left in a Welcome Inn hotel room with strange men for long periods of time, according to the probable cause statement.

Authorities said the young victim has cerebral palsy, autism, is partially deaf and uses corrective leg braces. Authorities said she has the mental abilities of a 2- or 3-year-old.

A witness told investigators that the girl, who is now in protective custody, talked about the “bad men” and described the sexual activity that took place inside the room, according to the paper.

The witness also said that two men had offered cocaine to Collins if she would let them have sex with her daughter, according to the Missourian.

A cash-only bond of $200,000 was set for both Collins and Thomas Jr.