Sirens & Gavels

Police probe 3rd kid-for-sale Craigslist ad

For the third time in six months, Spokane-area law enforcement are investigating a child-for-sale advertisement on Craigslist.

A citizen called 911 to report the posting on July 29, but a dispatcher noticed the ad had been removed from Craigslist .

The man brought a copy of the ad to the Spokane Police Department, which had been posted July 29 at 12:56 p.m. and was titled "7 year old boy - $3000 (Spokane)." The ad reads "nice boy needs home will trade for anything."

Spokane police Detective Curtis Kendall obtained a search warrant for the Internet protocol address used to post the ad, according to a search warrant filed Monday in Spokane County Superior Court.

Kendall said probable cause exists to charge the ad's author with felony child selling/buying, according to the search warrant.

Police recommend that same charge against Gregory Edison for an ad posted last month that his girlfriend has said was just a bad joke.

In April, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and Sandpoint police determined a boy-for-sale ad discovered a month earlier was the work of a bored teen.




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