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Mom tries to sell kids on Facebook

Oklahoma mother of two tried to sell kids for $4,000 to spring her boyfriend out of jail.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Mar 12, 2013 6:15PM

Misty VanHorn just gave new meaning to the slang word, BOGO, or “buy one, get one” when she offered a package deal of $4,000 for her two kids on Facebook. She hoped to sell the older child for $1,000 or both for $4,000 reports Mashable.

What would make a mother even consider selling her kids, much less think that the trafficking of minors was a good idea?

Photo: Mom tires to sell kids on Facebook / Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department

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Well, after listing her 10-month old and 2 year-old, VanHorn found out the hard way that it’s not okay to sell your kids like a sofa or spare tire.

The 22-year old woman was arrested Saturday after messaging an interested Fort Smith, Ark. woman: "Just come to Sallisaw, it's only 30 minutes away and I'll give you all of her stuff and let y'all have her forever for $1,000.”

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VanHorn told investigators that she needed the money to bail her boyfriend out of jail.

The children were placed custody of the state's department of human services and VanHorn is being held on a $40,000 bond.

Tell us: What do you think should happen to VanHorn?

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Photo: Mom tires to sell kids on Facebook / Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department

35Comments
Dec 30, 2013 5:33PM
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I am a mother of six with triplets. I love my children over any man. Man come and go in your life but children are yours forever. Why are you having children to neglect them for your BOYFRIEND'S!!!! Honestly they should not allow her to even see these poor kids. The same way she was going to give them up for good. She's a disgrace to MOTHERHOOD!!! SHE"S AN ANIMAL. She should be put in an animal pound!!
Mar 19, 2013 8:45PM
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I'm not saying it is an appropriate comment just that she probably wasn't in any way serious, and the false lie of prosecution for something that was said most likely not to be taken seriously is going way to far IMHO. Sad that a sarcastic comment is now a crime. Wow...... Does anyone have PROOF that the woman was serious or was it a bad joke gone bad? Come on. I do not want my tax dollars wasting the limited jail space for stupid crap like a joke taken literally. This case holds as much water as an idiot putting their hand on a hot burner and saying 'I didn't know it was hot'. Let the woman go and save her life and her kids, This is a sham.

Mar 19, 2013 8:36PM
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It honestly sounds to me like a joke, like she said that but meant it sarcastically and some liberal, literal idiot decided to make it into 'crime'. So sad to see that people cannot even have a sense of humor lest some blind idiot say it was actually true. I think the world is getting so serious its hard to laugh these days. It will be a hard case to prove when a sarcastic comment taken out of content is all it probably was, and she will get off.
Mar 17, 2013 9:00AM
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HOW SAD THAT THESE ARE THE KIND OF ADULTS WE ARE RAISING..IT'S BAD ENOUGH WHEN PARENTS STEAL AND FIGHT OVER THERE CHILDREN LET ALONE SELLING THEM....WHAT A SAD PLACE WE LIVE IN TODAY....
Mar 15, 2013 1:57PM
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I can only pray their father is a better person and steps up to the plate. I agree MANDATORY tubal ligation!!!!
Mar 14, 2013 1:38PM
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The VERY first thing authorities should do is sterlize her, IMMEDIATELY.  Next, cut off her welfare forever.  Then on to jail for a long, long time. 
Mar 14, 2013 3:16AM
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She should be locked up for a very long time, and forced sterilization!
Mar 13, 2013 8:27PM
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Well....I hope the kids don't go back to her. I hope they find a good family because that woman does not seem like good mom material. I hoped this was a joke, but no, it is not unfortunately.
The boyfriend has probably been around the kids previously, and since he's in jail now, he's not a good parent figure either.

I hope the woman can't get back together with the boyfriend....she may end up having more kids and she doesn't want them, obviously. :/
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