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Craigslist ad for baby may net charges

Police are recommending a felony charge against a Spokane man they believe advertised his 6-month-old daughter for sale on the Internet.

Gregory G. Edison, 44, listed himself as the seller on the Craigslist ad, which was posted on Monday but removed by the website within an hour, police said Thursday.

A TV station told police of the ad after a citizen called.

Spokane police spoke with Edison, who lives with his wife, the baby and a 2-year-old child, and believe only he was responsible for the ad, according to a news release.

The ad included photos of an infant and said: “We don’t get along. She won’t let me feed her or hold her. She cries from the time she wakes up til the time she goes to bed. She lets my friends male or female hold and feed her. Her and her mom are always fussin’. We had a 4 hour standoff just to get her to take the bottle from me. She will be on the porch waiting on you … LOL.”

A similar advertisement for a 4-year-old boy in February was linked to a Sandpoint teenager who said he posted it as a joke.

Police are requesting prosecutors charge Edison with attempted child selling. Edison is a felon with convictions for first-degree robbery in King County in 2001 and fourth-degree assault in Spokane in 2008, as well as a drug conviction from 2007.

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