Kentucky man arrested for trying to sell 4-year-old black child at a gas station
Harry Day, 29, tried to sell a 4-year-old African-American boy in Kentucky.
- Police had received reports claiming that the man was trying to sell the child for $2,500 at a Speedy Mart in Corbin.
- Day was charged with child-trafficking and has been sentenced to one year in jail.
- Gertrude Henson, the child’s 26-year-old mother, has also been charged.
On August 16, Kentucky Police received a call reporting that the 29-year-old man was attempting to sell a young boy for $2,500 at a Speedy Mart gas station in Corbin, Kentucky. Witnesses described Day’s car and license plate number and as a result, the police were able to locate the man’s vehicle on Spider Creek Road. In addition to this, troopers later also located the child who was found in the house of his mother, Gertrude Henson.
Police found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in Henson’s home.
The Sun reports that both Day and Henson admitted to having used meth earlier that day. For this reason, the mother of the child has been arrested on drug charges as well as two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. What is more, The Sun further explained that Day has pled guilty to a misdemeanor trafficking charge and has been sentenced to one year in jail.
People took to social media to critique the judicial system and voice their disbelief at the length of Day’s sentence:
Only one year?!?!?!?!?!? What is wrong with the judicial system i mean serious!
— WILLY T. SAMS (@WillisSams) August 23, 2020
One year seems a bit lenient.
— Samuel Miller (@samuelmiller64) August 23, 2020
A year is it?? Seriously?? Dude was selling a toddler and he ONLY gets a year? Unreal.
— ABW (@BigPapaABW) August 23, 2020
Authorities claim that human trafficking occurs in every state.
FOX5 has reported that according to authorities, “human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, occurs in every state”. What is more, the majority of human trafficking victims are believed to be children and over three-quarters of them are female.
If you know of or suspect human trafficking, contact local authorities or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888. For further information on how to get help, visit humantraffickinghotline.org.