Elgin police Friday said they are investigating their side of a case involving Texas couple accused of attempting to sell a 14-year-old girl to a family in Elgin.
No charges had yet been filed against any Elgin residents Friday, police said.
But in Rockwall, Texas, Steve Marks has been charged with purchasing or selling a child for sex. He's being held at Rockwall County jail with bail set at $1 million.
Police affidavits allege Marks knowingly sold the child for sex to a family in Elgin. The affidavits say Marks and his wife, Lila Miller, attempted to resell the girl to a different family in Florida after the Elgin family paid only half of the agreed amount.
Miller is facing the same charges as her husband.
Marks denied the accusation to WFAA-TV, saying that anyone who would sell a child for sex "needs to be put away for the rest of their life."
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services reported the teen missing in September.
• Daily Herald staff writer Eric Peterson contributed to this report.