Mom tries to prostitute 2 year old baby

Barcelona - Spanish police have detained a 33-year-old woman who allegedly tried to prostitute her two-year-old daughter at a brothel, police said on Wednesday.

The unidentified woman was arrested in Sitges outside Barcelona on Monday after the brothel's owner told police she had offered her child for sex in exchange for cash.

The woman, who also has a seven-year-old son, was in possession of cocaine at the time of her arrest.

She told police she needed money because she was separated from the father of her two children and he had not been giving her money to help feed them.

Police are investigating whether it was the first time the woman had tried to prostitute her daughter.

Authorities have placed the children under the care of their father.