Police in Kingsport, Tennessee recently arrested 32-year-old (boy, that’s a rough 32) Shawn Hughes for allegedly trying to sell his 6-year-old daughter for bail money.
It seems that Hughes’ girlfriend and baby-momma, 27-year-old Jessica April Carey, was in the clink after being arrested on March 21st. Hughes is said to have called his grandmother, who some reports say is the child’s caretaker, and tried to sell the girl to her for $1500. G-Moms didn’t play as she called the cops and had them listen in on the phone conversations.
When Hughes went to the spot designated for the exchange he was arrested by police. So why was his squeeze in jail? She was arrested on child abuse charges of course. Hughes was also said to be in possession of prescription sedatives at the time of his arrest. Since he was hit with a drug charge as well I’m going to say that he wasn’t supposed to have them.
There is no woman out there worth selling one of your kids for. Considering what he looks like I can only imagine that she’s no beauty queen and since she’s been charged with child abuse I would imagine she’s not the nicest person in the world either.
Prescription drug abuse is one of the top forms if not the top form of drug abuse in our country and drug abuse can definitely lead very quickly to child abuse. Here is a good way to tell if someone you know is abusing prescription drugs.