What next??? ======== Link: Dad Accused of Selling Daughter For Beer Pleads Not Guilty Associated Press February 12, 2009 SALINAS -- A man accused of selling his teenage daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat has pleaded not guilty to aiding statutory rape. The prosecutor says 36-year-old Marcelino de Jesus Martinez entered pleas Wednesday to procuring a child for lewd acts, aiding and abetting statutory rape and child endangerment. Trial is set for April 6. Martinez is in jail on an immigration hold. He lives in Greenfield, a farming community on California's central coast. Prosecutors say Martinez and the family of Margarito de Jesus Galindo had negotiated a marriage and dowry contract. Investigators believe the 14-year-old girl went willingly with Galindo, but she's under California's legal age of consent and can't legally marry. Police say arranged marriages involving underage girls have become a problem in this small Central Coast farming community. Authorities learned of the deal after Martinez went to police to get his daughter back because payment wasn't made as promised.