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7/30/2007-Van Zandt Co.

East Texas Man Tries To Sell Baby

An East Texas man is in jail after allegedly trying to sell his baby.

35 year old Anthony Vernon Scott is charged with attempting to sell a child. Grand Saline Police say Scott and his girlfriend had a child and couldn't take care of it.

Authorities say a relative in Fort Worth took the baby and was in the process of legally adopting it. Scott and his girlfriend Jessica Sipes went to Fort Worth on July 12th to get pictures made, and on their way out of town were stopped by Fort Worth Police. Police say Sipes had an outstanding warrant, was arrested and put in jail.

Authorities say Scott called the relative and demanded $1500 for the return of the baby. The relative reported the incident to Police. Scott was arrested on July 20th and is in the Van Zandt County jail.  The case will go before the grand jury.

Danielle Capper, Reporting. dcapper@kltv.com

 

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