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Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 11th 2009, 05:04 PM

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A Craigslist posting offering a 4-year-old Kansas girl to anybody willing to take her off the seller's hands has been found to be a joke. But police are not laughing. Wichita police spent much of Thursday investigating the posting after 911 dispatchers received a call about it from someone who saw it. Authorities contacted Craigslist, which immediately yanked the ad from the Web site. It turned out that it was a 16-year-old girl who had placed the ad trying to sell her 4-year-old sister. Authorities say the ad was meant to be a joke and no charges are expected. Police Lt. TK Bridges of Wichita's Missing and Exploited Children's Unit says they had as many as seven detectives working on the case, along with two forensic computer experts.



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Re: Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 11th 2009, 05:12 PM

That's... wow. It's unfortunate that things like this do happen. THe big question is, was it really a joke? For some reason (and probably the same reasons the police are thinking it) I don't think it was completely a joke. And that's just.. even sadder if it wasn't really a joke. Though, even jokingly.. that's a little much.
   
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Re: Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 11th 2009, 06:11 PM

Interesting idea.... did she not think her parents would figure it out eventually?


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Re: Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 11th 2009, 06:35 PM

Wow, that's an odd joke, I get the joke, but I don't get why she'd do it...


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Re: Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 11th 2009, 07:30 PM

Ok I get the joke. I believe it was a joke and the amount of detectives working on that case is ridiculous. I mean is crime that slow in Wichita?


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Re: Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 11th 2009, 07:56 PM

that's pretty funny actually.


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Re: Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 11th 2009, 09:55 PM

Um... you would think people would be smart enough to realize that someone is going to take that seriously, especially with all the child abuse stories going around recently.


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Re: Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 11th 2009, 11:12 PM

I really think she probably meant it as a joke, but I'm not laughing.


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Re: Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 12th 2009, 01:04 AM

I agree with above. She's lucky some child molester didn't get there before the cops.


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Re: Kansas teen caught offering sister on Craigslist. - May 12th 2009, 01:32 AM

I don't see why some people here are taking this seriously. I mean since the police can't even find who did it obviously the girl didn't put real information on the ad. I bet if we saw the ad it was worded in a way that a joke was obvious and someone over reacted.


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