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