Kentucky Mom Attempts to Sell Newborn
(Louisville, Kentucky) A 24-year-old Hardin County mother, Leeann Brown (aka Leeanna Brown), has been accused of attempting to sell her newborn daughter on two separate occasions.
Brown tried to sell the girl for $5,000 to her cousin and then another person.
The 24-year-old mother was originally charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, but those charges have now been upgraded to selling a child, a felony. Police say they are considering two more charges after they discovered she has two other children living with two different families and that they may have been sold as well.Brown was booked into custody at the Hardin County Jail.
The cousin went to police when Brown wanted the baby back, saying she was trying to collect enough money to pay court fines and attorney fees from prior convictions.