New Delhi: After Katherine Stone’s house was reduced to ashes in a fire accident, the 20-year old girl decided to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. 
 
In 2014, Stone’s Seattle home was destroyed in fire and as the house was not insured the family did not get any recovery on it. Stone lived with her relatives for about eight months, but her parents continued to live in the burnt house. 
 
Stone saw an ad on Facebook and discovered that she could make money by working at any of the legal brothels in Nevada which is the only state where prostitution is legal.
 
Stone then contacted one of the owners of the seven brothels in Nevada, Daniel Hof and struck a deal. The deal includes her ‘selling’ her virginity and the owner keeping half of the profit. 
 
Stone told that the highest bid has been over $400000, as on Monday, October 24, 2016. 
 
Stone’s attempt is to help her family in distress and also to raise money for doing law course.