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Misty VanHorn, Oklahoma Mother, Attempted To Sell Her Kids On Facebook For $4,000: Police

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An Oklahoma mother was arrested last week after she allegedly tried to sell her children online.

Police say Misty VanHorn attempted to sell her kids on Facebook, possibly to cover the bond money she needed to get her boyfriend out of jail, area news outlet KFOR-TV reports.

Vanhorn evidently contacted a female acquaintance through the social networking site, offering to trade her 2-year-old and 10-month-old for $4,000. Vanhorn also agreed to accept $1,000 for the 2-year-old alone, the Oklahoman notes.

According to the police report, VanHorn's Facebook message read: "Just come to Sallisaw, it's only 30 minutes away and I’ll give you all of her stuff and let y’all have her forever for $1,000."

One of VanHorn's neighbors, Tony Mosby, said the 22-year-old also sought out money from area residents to pay her boyfriend's bail.

“She was going door to door, here to all the way across town asking everybody for money to get him out," Mosby told local station KFSM.

VanHorn was taken into custody Wednesday after the Arkansas woman, to whom VanHorn made the offer, contacted the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

VanHorn is being held at Sequoyah County jail on $40,000 bond. Since her booking on the charge of trafficking minors, both of VanHorn's kids have been taken into state custody.

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