Oklahoma Woman Guilty of Trying to Sell Children

May 11, 2013

Misty VanHorn
Credit Sequoyah County Sheriff

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A Sallisaw woman has pleaded guilty to charges of trying to sell her two children to a Fort Smith, Ark. woman.

The Sequoyah County District Attorney's Office says 22-year-old Misty Vanhorn pleaded guilty Friday to trafficking children and was sentenced to two years in prison and eight years probation.

Police say Vanhorn offered to sell her 2-year-old child to a Fort Smith woman for $1,000 or to sell both the 2-year-old and a 10-month-old for $4,000. Investigators say Vanhorn said she was trying to raise bail money to get her boyfriend out of jail.

Vanhorn was arrested in March after the Fort Smith woman contacted police about the offer.