A Kentucky man has been charged with promoting child trafficking after being caught trying to sell a 4-year-old boy for $2,500 at a gas station, state authorities said.
State troopers arrested 29-year-old Harry Day after responding to reports of a man trying to sell an African American child at a Speedy Mart in Corbin, Ky., according to local CBS affiliate WYMT.
The station reported that a 911 caller described Day’s car and license plate. Police said they found the White Nissan parked along Spider Creek Road.
State troopers found the boy at his mother’s house along with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Police said both Day and Henson told officers they’d been using methamphetamine.
Day was charged with promoting human trafficking and driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor trafficking charge at his arraignment Monday and was sentenced to one year in jail, according to WYMT.