A 22-year-old Sallisaw, Ok., mom allegedly tried to sell her two kids, ages 10 months and two years, to a woman she contacted through Facebook. Unlike retailers who offer a deal when you buy more, police say Misty VanHorn was offering the kids for $1,000 each or both for $4,000. Police also say she may have been planning to use the money to bail her boyfriend out of jail.
A concerned relative of VanHorn’s contacted authorities. According to a police report, VanHorn messaged a potential buyer on Facebook, saying, “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 kids are in state custody and VanHorn is in jail on a charge of child trafficking.
Sadly, this isn’t the first, second, or even tenth time that a mom has tried to sell her kids in recent times. It’s happened to often that we’ve amassed a whole slideshow.