Mother Arrested for Attempting to Sell Her Children on Facebook for $4,000
Misty VanHorn, 22 a mother of two in Oklahoma, was arrested Saturday for alleged trafficking of minors on Facebook — offering her 10-month old and her 2 year-old for $4,000.
According to the police report, VanHorn offered the kids several times on the social network — offering the 10-month old girl for $1,000, or a package deal with the two of them for $4,000. And she had a taker.
VanHorn was dealing with a woman in Fort Smith, Ark., according to The Oklahoman. Which would mean she’ll be lucky if she isn’t charged with a federal crime: Fort Smith is just across the state line from VanHorn’s home in Sallisaw, Ok.
“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,” read VanHorn’s Facebook message to the Fort Smith woman, as unearthed in the police report by the Daily Dot.
Ironically, police believe VanHorn wanted the $1,000 to bail her boyfriend out of jail. Now she’s being held on a $40,000 bond. The children are in the custody of the state’s department of human services.
That's completely insane. Then again, there isn't too much that surprises me within the confines of social media.