Prostitute faces charges over daughter

A south Auckland prostitute who marketed her 16-year-old daughter for sex will be charged under the Prostitution Reform Act.

And her daughter has been referred to police Youth Aid after falsely claiming she had been raped by a man when a sexual transaction soured at Mountford Park about 1.30am on Thursday.

Police swarmed a central Manukau carpark yesterday looking to arrest the man after the mother called to say she recognised him. But when police interviewed the man, he denied raping the teenager and the girl's story turned out to be false.

Detective Sergeant Steve Brewer said the man told police that he gave the woman a cannabis "tinnie" for the services of her daughter because he did not have enough money.

The man arranged to pay the daughter with cannabis tinnies and a $20 note and an argument occurred over the amount being given following the act. The man left the girl and drove away.

Mr Brewer said that when police questioned the girl again, she admitted lying about being raped.


Her mother was to face a charge in relation to allegedly profiting from a commercial sex worker under the age of 18.

Police were not charging the man for cannabis offences as he did not have any on him when they spoke to him.