Misty VanHorn, a 22-year-old Oklahoma woman, was jailed after she allegedly tried to sell her two children to a woman on Facebook in an attempt to raise money for her boyfriend’s bail.
According to Sallisaw Police, an investigation was launched after a Fort Smith woman called the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and reported that a woman had contacted her over Facebook and was attempting to sell her two children.
Investigators say VanHorn offered to sell her 2-year-old child for $1,000 and her 10-month old child for $4,000.
Oklahoma DHS officials turned the case over to Sallisaw Police, who located VanHorn and took her into custody without incident.
When officers asked VanHorn why she was trying to sell her children, she stated that she needed money to bail her boyfriend out of jail. Witnesses who lived in VanHorn’s neighborhood stated that she had been knocking on her neighbors’ doors in an attempt to raise cash for his bail.
“She was going door to door, here to all the way across town asking everybody for money to get him out,” said Tony Mosby, who lives in VanHorn’s neighborhood.
VanHorn was booked into the Sequoyah County Jail and charged with child trafficking. She remains held in lieu of $40,000 bond.