No jail time for mom who tried to sell baby

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May 5, 2016
No jail time for mom who tried to sell baby

A 20-year-old woman received a suspended sentence for trying to sell her baby on Gumtree. CREDIT: Independent Media

A 20-year-old woman who tried to sell her baby on Gumtree for R5 000 was sentenced to three years house arrest in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court yesterday.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s Natasha Ramkisson Kara said the woman was sentenced to five years imprisonment which was suspended.

The woman, who had pleaded guilty to contravening the Human Trafficking Act, would also have to undergo correctional supervision.

She had decided to sell her baby when her boyfriend stopped paying child support after finding out the child was not his.

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