By Brad Hunter , 24 Hours
First posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 07:31 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 08:16 PM EDT
A desperate Russian mother is begging for help after her beauty queen daughter went to Dubai to sell her virginity for $13,000.
British newspapers are reporting that Anna Feschenko, 17 -- a Miss Moscow runner-up -- claimed the Dubai trip was a prize from the beauty pageant.
She reportedly wants the money to pay for her university education.
"I am in touch with Anna, we are in contact all the time," her mother Olga told the U.K. Sun .
"I am worried about my daughter, I am a normal parent. I watch many soap operas and you know what is happening there, so I decided to rush to police."
A pal who accompanied the teen to Dubai said she was shocked when she discovered the true nature of their travels, adding that Anna is now working as an escort.
"It is a privilege in the U.A.E. to be a virgin," her friend Katrina said. "I think Anna was just impressed with the amount of money she could get. Virgins are needed for meeting very rich men. Your home country and town do not matter."
Anna's mother told the Daily Mirror she hopes to reunite with her daughter soon.
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