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Mother tries to sell kids on facebook adult content

Chris Taylor23 hours ago

Here's a quick parenting tip: It's not OK to offer to sell your children on Facebook, even if you really need the money.

Misty VanHorn, a mother of two in Oklahoma, found that out the hard way over the weekend. VanHorn, 22, 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, which alerted the police in the first place.

A word of caution for anyone rushing to Facebook to find the alleged perpetrator: there are multiple Misty VanHorns on the social network. Two of them live in Oklahoma. One looks similar to the mugshot released by the Sequoyah County Police Department, but does not appear to live in VanHorn's town, Sallisaw.

http://mashable.com/2013/03/11/facebook-kids-sale-arrested/

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 3:32 PM on Mar. 12, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • I wonder if she was related to the girl that came on here (using a Facebook login) that tries to find someone to adopt her almost 3 year old son....she also had a 10 month old daughter.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:38 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Hope the bitch never gets her kids back
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 3:40 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Upsetting to say the least.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 3:42 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • That's so fucked up.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 3:43 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Wow. I suppose life in prison without the possibility of parole would be considered "cruel and unusual".
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 3:44 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • I weep...
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 3:45 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • I am glad the hildren are no longer in her care
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:45 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • This world is so messed up, there are thousands of people dying to have children and yet they do not get pregnant, and here is this woman (if you want to call her that) selling her flesh and blood, enough to make me puke!
    older

    Answer by older at 3:48 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Just appalling.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 3:53 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Here's her Facebook page.... If you click on her cover photos album and read the comments on the one with her and the baby there's a comment from a guy who knows her.


    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3906889748549.2150292.1168457672&type=3#!/misty.n.vanhorn

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

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