32-year-old man tries to sell daughter for girlfriend’s bail

32-year-old man tries to sell daughter for girlfriend's bail (Image 1)
32-year-old man tries to sell daughter for girlfriend's bail (Image 1)

A 32-year-old Kingsport man was taken into police custody after he allegedly agreed to sell his school-aged daughter for $1,500.

According to a report in the Kingsport Times-News, Shawn Hughes told the assumed buyer that he needed the cash to bail his girlfriend out of jail.

The newspaper reported Hughes was arrested by Kingsport police Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot on Wilcox Drive where he was scheduled to exchange his six-year-old girl with a 75-year-old woman who was directed by police to accept his terms for money.

Police were notified of the agreement after a family member contacted them.

Hughes faces multiple charges including illegal payments in connection with placement of a child and two counts of possession of drugs.

*The Kingsport Times-News contributed to this report.

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