eBay classified surfaces selling 2-year-old Sanford girl
Posted April 11, 2013
Updated April 12, 2013
Sanford, N.C. — Sanford police say they are investigating a classified advertisement with photos on eBay that purports to sell a 2-year-old girl for $125.
The ad, appearing with the title "Cute lil [sic] Mexican girl,” claims a Sanford address and appears to have been posted Thursday under the Dogs & Puppies section of the classified site. It was taken offline, however, around 12:30 p.m.
The seller claims to be the girl's mother, who is in need of money because the father "is not in the picture."
"Willing to rent her aswell [sic]," the post reads. "Comes with her own SSN and with a month supply of food. She Is Very Sweet And Is Really Smart."
The ad continues with the seller saying she decided to place the ad because she is jobless and needs money.
Police declined to comment on the ad or their investigation.
eBay spokeswoman Anne Park said the was removed from the site as soon it was flagged, and the company is working with police to aid in the investigation.