Thursday 21 September 2017

Couple arrested for trying to sell five-month-old baby on Craigslist

Deanna Lynn Greer and John David Cain Photo: Greene County Sheriff's Office
Deanna Lynn Greer and John David Cain Photo: Greene County Sheriff's Office
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

An American couple have been arrested after trying to sell their five-month-old baby by posting an ad on Craigslist.

John David Cain (26) and Deanna Lynn Greer (37) are charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment, according to WSPA News.

Greene County Sheriff’s Office said that the Tennessee the couple were trying to sell the baby for $3,000 (€2,761).

According to WSPA News, an undercover detective met with the couple, paid them in cash and was handed over the young baby.

Cain and Greer were arrested at the scene and taken into custody.

The baby is currently in the custody of the state Department of Children’s Services, according to WSPA.

Cain and Greer are being held on a $150,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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