How Grandma Who Tried to Sell Baby Posted Bail
The central Florida grandmother who tried to sell her daughter’s baby is now out on bail. It is unclear who posted her $100,000 bail and allowed her to leave the Volusia County Branch Jail Sunday.
Patty Bigbee, 45, is accused of attempted to sell her 2-month-old grandson for $30,000. She was arrested in Daytona in November for the illegal sale of a child when she handed the 2-month-old over to a Tampa area couple in a shopping center parking lot.
Jail officials say Bigbee’s boyfriend, 42-year-old Lawrence Works, remains in jail with no bail allowed. Works is charged with being a principal to the sale of a child. The child’s 21-year-old mother is being held in the Orange County jail on unrelated fraud charges. The baby is in state custody.
Illegal Sale of a Child
According to Florida statutes, it is prohibited to sell or arrange to sell children, even to relatives. Adoptive parents are permitted to pay for the birth mother’s medical and living costs before the child is born and for six weeks after. However, receiving or giving cash on the conditions of surrendering parental rights is outright illegal.
If you have been charged with any crimes related to children, you are facing some serious consequences. If you have been charged with child neglect, you will need the help of a criminal defense lawyer. Neighbors, physicians, day care personnel, or even relatives are usually the ones to notice neglect of a child. Neglect can be classified as an ongoing pattern of inadequate care. The indicators can be poor hygiene, poor weight gain, inadequate medical care, or frequent absences from school.
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