A California man was arrested for selling his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000 – and a whole lot of beer.
Marcelino de Jesus Martinez, 36, wanted 100 cases of Corona, 50 cases of Modelo, 100 cases of soda and two cases of wine, topped off with six cases of beef.
His daughter was packed off to live with 18-year-old Margarito Galindo, and the two lived as husband and wife.
But Galindo never made good on the marriage contract, so Martinez called the police to report his daughter as a runaway.
Investigators soon unearthed the real story and Martinez was charged with a felony under human-trafficking laws. Galindo could face statutory-rape charges.