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posted 22 April 2006 11:29 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
What a convoluted story this seems to be.

Police say an Ashwaubenon man charged with trying to sell his 18-month-old daughter was on his way to a Grand Chute home to deliver the girl when he was arrested.

Police say he was asking for $7,000 to sell his daughter.

The complaint does not explain why Vu allegedly tried to sell his daughter, but at a news conference earlier Friday, police and prosecutors said he was hoping to use the money to make home improvements.

It's weird, because when I saw this on the subway news monitor this morning, all it said was something like, "Wisconsin man tries to sell daughter for $7000 to pay for home improvements."

I was, of course, rather horrified at the thought and came home and looked for the story, which turned out to be a bit more nuanced than that, considering that there might be language misunderstanding issues involved, etc. Although, if they have a tape recording of the guy telling them to pay him part of the $7,000 now and the rest later, didn't want to get attorneys involved, and the mother of the child was apparently not involved...I don't know, that doesn't look good, does it?

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BlueBerry Pick'n
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posted 22 April 2006 01:53 PM      Profile for BlueBerry Pick'n   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
My Dad was abandoned as a child & remembers a sign on the door telling him where he was to go & live.

It was winter in Sudbury & he wore 2 socks with newspaper between them for shoes.

I rather think the girl would be better off in a loving home that wanted her.

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