Radio Sandwell Miscellanea

Oklahoma mum 'tried to sell kids on facebook'

2013-03-13 18:30:12

Misty Vanhorn

A young mum has been accused of trying to sell her children on Facebook to bail her boyfriend out of jail.

Police in Sallisaw, Oklahoma said Misty VanHorn contacted a potential buyer via the social networking site.

They said the 22-year-old mother was looking to get $1,000 (£670) for her two-year-old, or $4,000 (£2,680) for the toddler and her 10-month-old baby.

"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," she allegedly wrote via Facebook.

The unidentified female buyer from Fort Smith, just over the state border in neighbouring Arkansas, notified the authorities last week.

Police moved in to arrest her soon after.

Neighbours said VanHorn had been going door to door trying to raise the $1,000 bond money to free her partner for days.

She is now being held in the Sequoyah County Jail on $40,000 (£26,800) bail.

The state has taken custody of the children.

Source: news.sky.com

Share this story

Related Stories

Miscellanea around the web

SEA MONSTER MYSTERY: Beast washes up on British beach leaving experts BAFFLED

Life on Mars: 'Fossilised skull' found on Red Planet evidence of ancient alien UFOs?

Cat named Pawfficer Donut to serve with police

End of the world: Christians believe THESE are the signs of the apocalypse

'Hello kitties' turns to 'beware bobcats' in Texas

Dr Dre loses name battle with gynaecologist Dr Drai

Donald Trump's hotel in Scotland bans Irn-Bru

Zoo in trouble after taking bear out for ice cream

Sharks really like jazz music, scientists say

Life after death? Woman ‘meets angel’ in shock glimpse of the afterlife

Image Slider