03-21-2010, 03:47 AM #1
WA - Dad Puts His 4-Year-Old Son for Sale on Craigslist for $5,000
Last month, a man who identified himself only as "Rick" found he could no longer care for his 4-year-old boy. So like any enterprising father, he decided to make some money from his dilemma -- by putting the kid up for sale on Craigslist...
The ad, which appeared briefly in February, describes Rick as a single dad in Spokane who apparently doesn't have any child care options. He wanted $5,000 in exchange for being relieved of his fatherly duties.
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03-21-2010, 04:26 AM #2Inactive
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He doesn't fuss very much but when he does he just screams for hours. I usually just put him in the closet until he stops and that usually works."
Wouldnt Craigslist be able to tell LE ight away who posted the ad? If you going to sell something you usually contact via e-mail or phone right?
Scary -- very scary!
04-20-2010, 03:37 PM #3
4 year old boy for sale on Craigslist; investigation closed
Posted: Apr 20, 2010 2:11 PM CDT
SPOKANE, Wash. - Investigation into a Craig's List advertisement offering a four-year-old boy for sale has been transferred to another law enforcement agency elsewhere. Deputy Damon Simmons had been investigating the matter since it was reported to the sheriff's office on March 1st.
A woman perusing the site noted the ad and made an electronic copy which did not include the photo of the boy. By the time she became concerned about the ad and returned to review it, it had been flagged and removed.
04-20-2010, 03:38 PM #4
That is INSANE!!!
05-01-2010, 11:19 AM #5
Glad it was a joke, but come on. If you're bored, think of something else to do.
Police: Bored Idaho teen posted 'boy for sale' ad
SPOKANE, Wash. — Sandpoint, Idaho, police say a Craigslist Internet ad offering a 4-year-old boy for sale for $5,000 was the work of a bored Idaho teenager.
Sandpoint police Lt. Corey Coon says he tracked the ad to a 17-year-old who says he posted it as a joke. The teen says he used a boy's photo he found on the Internet.
A Spokane, Wash., woman initially spotted the ad and alerted authorities. Spokane County sheriff's Deputy Damon Simmons tracked the author through search warrants served on Internet service providers. After tracking the computer that created the post to northern Idaho, the sheriff's office turned the case over to Sandpoint police.
Coon tells The Spokesman-Review he's investigating possible criminal charges, such as identity theft or fraud.
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