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Friday, March 28, 2008

Don't Even Joke About Selling a Baby on Craigslist

Posted By on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:41 AM

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Craigslistblog posted this item about an Oregon man today:
Patrick Lee Ryan, 33, faces charges of buying or selling a child, disorderly conduct and committing a computer crime. He is being held on $35,000 bail.The Craigslist ad appeared on the Web site on Monday and someone contacted police to report it.The ad was an offer to sell a baby for $1,000 and the message said the person needed the money because they were out of ‘tweak.’
The only thing is, the baby wasn't real. Police now believe the ad was a fake. But they can't just chalk it up to a dumb joke, because in Oregon it's a felony to advertise a baby for sale. Actually, that is pretty funny.-Andy Wright

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