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US woman arrested for attempting to sell 18-month-old baby for $500

By Chris Thompson

A 33-year-old United States woman, Jessica Woods, has been arrested for attempting to sell her 18-month-old baby for $500 in Florida.

CONVERSEER learned that Woods was arrested by the Palatka Police in Florida, after abandoning the baby to the person she wanted selling to, who declined buying her.

According to the Palatka Police Department, Woods loitered outside a local business with her 18-month-old daughter on 5 March 2024.

She reportedly continued to do so for a few days.

The Police said an anonymous employee of the business noticed Woods frequenting the area and asked her if she needed any help, but she declined the assistance.

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Instead, Woods allegedly offered to sell her toddler to the individual for $500, but the person declined.

Woods reportedly walked away and left her daughter outside the business.

According to The Paradise News, the individual brought the child into the police department and provided information regarding the incident.

Police and the department’s victim advocate cared for the 18-month-old until the Department of Children and Families took custody of her. She has been placed in foster care.

Police detectives obtained a warrant for Woods’ arrest on charges of child abuse, child neglect, and abandonment of a child.

Officials apprehended Woods on 7 March 2024, and she was booked into the Putnam County Jail.

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Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson is an international writer with expertise in politics, business and public affairs.

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