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Does the Consequence Fit the Crime For Child Selling?


Drug lords get lengthy prison sentences for peddling their wares, but what consequences do parents face for selling offspring? After failing to bond with her 5-month-old son, a West Virginia mom sought $10,000 for her babe. The 19-year-old later sliced the price in half, hoping to close the deal quicker and secure money for an apartment.

The woman who the mom tried to sell the child to reported her to the police. She was arrested and the tot was taken into state custody. As frightening as the situation may seem, it was not the most shocking part of the report. The mama's bail is set at just $2,500 and she faces rather mild consequences for her horrendous action. It said:

A felony charge of offering the purchase or sale of a child carries a fine of $100 to $2,000 and one to five years in prison.

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