Prosecutors request DNA of father accused of prostituting 7-year-old

New Mexico
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Prosecutors are asking for the DNA from the father accused of forcing his 7-year-old daughter into prostitution.

James Stewart and the girl’s mother, Teri Sanchez, are both facing charges after police say they found evidence Stewart had their daughter performing sex acts in exchange for drugs.

Now, the state has filed a motion asking for DNA evidence from Stewart to see if it matches any DNA found on the girl’s underwear.

According to court documents, that underwear was found in the family’s storage unit and testing showed it had male DNA on it.

Prosecutors say they need a sample from Stewart to see if it matches.

A hearing on the motion is set for later this month.

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