Man who tried to sell baby for $100 online arrested

A man here was arrested after he tried to sell the two-month-old daughter of his girlfriend on Craigslist for $100.

Updated: Aug 06, 2013, 12:36 PM IST

New York: A man here was arrested after he tried to sell the two-month-old daughter of his girlfriend on Craigslist for $100.

Paul Marquez, 23, was charged with endangering the life of a minor and harassment, and bail was set at $1,000, which he did not pay so he will remain in jail, according to the Web page of channel NY1 television.

Marquez, who Tuesday will be brought before a judge on Staten Island, told police that he put the ad on Craigslist, a popular online classified advertisement placement site, along with a photo of the infant.

According to Marquez, he put the little girl up for sale out of jealousy, specifically because the child`s mother, with whom he had gone out after meeting her online, was not paying any attention to him.

Marquez said he had even given the mother`s telephone number to a person who answered the ad and that person then contacted her to buy the baby directly from her, NY1 also reported on its Web page.

The mother - however - called the police, who are investigating the person who tried to make the purchase.

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