Martinez's daughter did return home, but he was arrested and booked on suspicion of bartering her –– "receiving money for causing person to cohabitate."
Galindo, the intended buyer/groom, was booked on suspicion of statutory rape, police said.
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/weird/Dad-Sells-Girl-Calls-Cops-to-Complain-He-Wasnt-Paid.html -Thanks, Mrsfosoty!
I spent more on my WEDDING!!!
The real question here is whether this a case of cultural clash, or a matter of human trafficking. In my opinion it's the latter, you know, with a human being treated as a commodity and all.
This article explores its ramifications: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/Americas/2009/jan/Cultural-Clash-Comes-to-Fore-in--Bride-Sold-for-Beer--Case.html