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Paul Marquez, 22, allegedly tried to sell his girlfriend’s newborn daughter on Craigslist for $100.
[/caption]Man Charged for selling baby on Craiglist
The value of human life has dishonored once again as officials arrested 22 year old Paul Marquez in Statin Island, NY for attempting to sell his two month old baby girl on Craigslist.
On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, Marquez posted an ad on Craigslist, which said “I don’t want her, Please email me.” Law enforcement said that the reason they found out about the ad was that someone called his ex-girlfriend wanting more information on that same day.
The classified advert was posted on e-loue, a website offering goods and services for rent, by a user calling herself 'cecilia232' who lives in the Parisian suburb of Boulogne.
It reads: 'I am a young mother in good health, a trained nurse aged 29, and I am renting my breasts to suckle newborns. In one day, I can offer your baby up to a dozen feeds.
'Gay male couples do not have a chance to breast-feed their babies - however, breast-feeding helps improve babies' health. Mother's milk provides comprehensive nourishment.
'Contact me through this site - those who are not serious should stay away.'
The ad was titled “baby for sale” and was red flagged once and taken down, but Marquez reposted it, and that is when his ex-girlfriend received the call. Police are not certain whether this was a criminal complaint or whether it was made out of concern for the baby. An investigation is underway.
Marquez told police that he met his ex-girlfriend online, and after she had the baby, he was not getting the attention that he wanted. He stated that the baby was “getting on his nerves.”
Paul Marquez is still in jail under a $1,000 bond, which he has not paid yet. If he is convicted, he stands to spend a year in jail with a $1,000 fine.
The posting was located in the Staten Island section of Craigslist under baby and kid stuff, for sale by owner. It was flagged and taken down at least once, but Marquez reposted it, authorities said.
Marquez faces up to a year behind bars if convicted.
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