We all know that there’s some seedy stuff on Craigslist. This is the internet, after all. But it’s so sad that desperate parents keep trying to sell their kids through Craigslist posts and connections. Just don’t do that.
The latest incident comes from Mississippi, where 23-year-old Bobbie Stojic tried to sell her 4-month-old boy to a woman she met on Craigslist. The two connected when Stojic posted looking for baby clothes. They began texting and Stojic eventually suggested that the other woman buy her baby for $US5,000. Brandon Normand from the local County Sheriff’s Department told WLOX local news that:
The young lady over in Louisiana had mentioned to Miss Stojic that if she needed assistance during her eviction process that she would offer assistance for the care of her 4-month-old. Miss Stojic had replied to her at some point and time . . . ‘Well, for $US5,000 you can have the child. Come and get him.’
The child is currently with the Department of Human Services, and Miss Stojic could face charges under Mississippi’s Offering To Sell A Child bill. Live5News points out that the bill has only been in effect since July 2009. But hopefully, that means that Mississippi hasn’t had a major child-selling problem in the past. Clearly the internet does, though. [Live5News via Fortean Times]