Human Traffic Watch

Mum, 22, arrested on child trafficking charges after ‘trying to sell her kids on Facebook for $5,000’

In Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on March 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

A young mum has been arrested of suspicion of child trafficking after allegedly trying to sell her kids for $5,000 on Facebook.

Misty VanHorn, 22, allegedly contacted a potential buyer via the social networking site, asking for $1,000 for her 10-month-old and $4,000 for her two-year-old.

Police say the mum-of-two, from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, wanted the cash to pay bail for her boyfriend who was in jail.

She allegedly told the buyer on Facebook: “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.”

The unidentified female buyer, in Fort Smith, in neighbouring Arkansas, contacted the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, who alerted Sallisaw Police.

VanHorn was arrested on suspicion of trafficking children and is currently being held in Sequoyah County Jail, with her bail set at $40,000.

Her two children were placed into the care of the DHS, police said.

Neighbours told reporters that VanHorn had been trying to raise $1,000 to bail her boyfriend out of prison.

Source: Mirror

  1. Unbelievable. A mother?!!!

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