Florida Mom Allegedly Tried To Sell Daughter, 10, For $20

By Bill Galluccio

May 29, 2024

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Photo: Daniel Tamas Mehes / iStock / Getty Images

A Florida mother was arrested after trying to sell her ten-year-old daughter. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said that a local kindergarten teacher was dropping off food at a homeless shelter when the 32-year-old woman approached her and asked for $20 in exchange for her daughter.

"Take her with you. Give me $20, you can have her," the woman allegedly said.

Investigators said that the woman also approached a man and offered her daughter up for sex in exchange for $5.

Detectives located the woman and took her into custody on charges of selling or surrendering a minor for money or property and child abuse.

Officials said that the young girl was "severely lethargic" and "looked like she had not bathed in days." She was taken to the hospital for treatment and has been "temporarily placed in a safe environment."

"This is a sad reminder that human trafficking does happen in our community. It often goes unreported," the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The woman was not identified to protect the identity of her daughter.

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