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Allendale Twp. woman tries to sell child on eBay

WZZM-TV • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Investigators said one of the callers actually placed a bid on the child, thinking it was a hoax. However, the suspect accepted the bid and contacted the bidder. The caller then contacted investigators.

Detectives said the suspect is related to the girl and the mother entrusted the child to her while she was away. The suspect is 20 years old and from Allendale Township. Investigators are withholding her name until charges are filed.

After the posting was discovered, deputies contacted the child's 23-year-old mother who was in Grand Rapids. After meeting with the girl's mother, a worker with Child Protective Services turned the child over to her.

Investigators said they believe the suspect wasn't actually going to sell the child, but would likely take the money under false pretenses.

Police said the toddler, who is from Wyoming, was not hurt.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT or visit www.mosotips.com .

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