Police say that Nareau felt that a friend would be a better parent and apparently saw this as a good trade. When I saw this on Reddit, I was struck at how wrong it was. As the father of four kids below nine, I can say that she is sadly mistaken. Kids are far more lethal than guns.
She is charged with unlawful sale of a child and solicitation to possess a weapon by a prohibited person. It is really disconcerting to know that this happens enough that there is a specific criminal provision to cover it. Here is the the provision:
A. Except for adoptions pursuant to title 8, chapter 1 and guardianships pursuant to title 14, chapter 5, a person shall not sell or offer to sell a child for money or other valuable consideration and shall not purchase or offer to purchase a child in exchange for money or other valuable consideration.
B. A person who violates this section is guilty of a class 5 felony.
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