US couple arrested, charged for trying to sell baby online

A man and woman in Tennessee were arrested last week after they attempted to sell their 5-month-old infant online.

John David Cain, 26, and Deanna Lynn Greer, 37, were charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment after they posted an ad on Craigslist and offered to sell the baby for $3,000, ABC affiliate WATE in Knoxville reported Saturday, citing the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

The two were caught in a sting operation that ended on Friday when they exchanged the baby with state agents for the cash.

Cain and Greer were arrested immediately and taken into custody at the Greene County Jail in Greeneville, according to the report.

Each is being held on a $150,000 bond, and they are scheduled to appear in court during the first week of April.

The baby is in state custody. It was not immediately clear if the couple had legal representation.

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