Authorities say a Tennessee couple is accused of trying to sell a 5-month-old baby online for $3,000.
Local news outlets report that the Greene County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Deanna Lynn Greer and 26-year-old John David Cain were arrested Friday on charges of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment.
Sheriff Pat Hankins says authorities were alerted after another couple saw an ad posted on Craigslist listing the infant for sale.
Hankins says an undercover officer contacted Greer and Cain and was given the price for the child. He says the couple then met with the agent at a store, exchanged the baby for cash and both were then taken into custody.
At first glance, my immediate reaction is to think that perhaps $3,000 was a little cheap for a newborn human life but then you take another look at what the parents look like and you realize that maybe $3,000 was a little expensive for a child that will mostly grow up to be Norman Bates.
This just goes to show that Craigslist literally has everything you’re looking for. Whether you need a job, a sofa, a wife swap or a newborn baby, it’s all on Craigslist. I guess you just have to know where to look.
Chances are if parents are willing to sell a baby for $3,000, it’s okay that they’ll be in jail for most of that child’s life. Usually I am concerned about what happens to the kid when both parents get arrested but I honestly think this kid will be better off if it’s just raised by wolves.
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