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Raleigh, North Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - Sharri Chellerina Butler, a 22-year-old North Carolina woman was jailed two weeks ago after she allegedly tried to sell her 2-month-old child because she was tired of being bothered by the child's father.
According to Raleigh Police, investigators were called after a woman received a voice mail from another woman who was offering to sell her baby. The caller, now identified as Sharri Butler, reportedly left her work number asking to be contacted.
Investigators traced the number back to Butler, a single mother with three children. She was arrested shortly thereafter.
Butler appeared before a Wake magistrate after her arrest, explaining that she and the child's father were not together, but that he was a "crazy baby father" who demanded that she put the baby up for adoption.
She reportedly told detectives that she called a random number and then offered the baby for sale "in order to get him off her back." Detectives say the number was not random, but wouldn't go into specifics about how the two women might be connected.
Butler was booked into the Wake County Jail on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Her bond was set at $10,000.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile? Are they for real? This type of charge is a long way away from a human trafficking charge - and doesn't come with nearly the same kind of penalties.
Seems to us this police department really doesn't want to take this case seriously. And if police won't take it seriously, why should the child's mother take it seriously?
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July 30, 2010
Posted by Danny Vice at 12:05:00 AM
Sharri Butler - Jailed After Attempting To Sell Baby, So The Baby Daddy Would “Get Off Her Back”