Monday, July 16, 2012
Cost Of Child Care Increases
A Kentucky woman is accused of selling her baby for a pickup and methamphetamine, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
Heather Kaminskey, of Corbin, Ky., traded her infant for a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup and some meth, Laurel County Sheriff John Root told the paper.
The couple accused of taking the child, Jeremy and Jamiee Brown, were arrested Thursday on charges of human trafficking. Both have pleaded not guilty,
according to WLEX-TV.
The baby, whom police found with the couple and their three biological kids, is now 6 months old and has been placed in the care of state child-welfare workers.
Kaminskey and the Browns allegedly made the trade soon after the baby was born. Root's office started looking into the incident based on information from a confidential source, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
Officers tracked down the pickup and the current owner told police he bought the truck from Kaminskey for $800.
Police have not located Kaminskey but tell the paper they plan to charge her. If convicted, Jeremy and Jamiee Brown could face up to 20 years in prison.