Mother Tries To Acquire Baby For Teen Daughter Off Craigslist
A woman in Cumming, Georgia has been accused of trying to purchase a baby for her 14-year-old daughter off Craigslist, RadarOnline.com has learned.
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Elaine Williams, 47, placed an ad on the classifieds website in the "Baby and Kid Stuff" section under the title "Home for a newborn baby," in which she sought babies whose parents didn't want them, according to officials.
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said that Williams said that she had a "baby box" where unwanted infants could be dropped off at, requesting a birth certificate and health history, and noting that a "DISABLED CHILD MAY NOT be placed in the baby box."
After a whistleblower notified authorities, police linked Williams to the phone number in the ad.
Williams is charged with unlawful advertisement for adoption of children, while her daughter received a juvenile charge. The mother told investigators said that "her daughter wanted a baby and would get one with or without her help, so she decided to help," authorities said.
"The 14-year-old had a crib, formula, diapers, baby gifts," Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper said, adding, "They were prepared for a baby."
Department of Homeland Security are also probing the incident to see if child trafficking occurred.