DAVENPORT, Iowa — A Davenport woman received five years of probation Thursday for attempting to sell her 4-year-old son to help pay for a wedding dress.
Marcy Gant, 32, was convicted in October of purchase or sale of an individual and could have been sentenced up to 10 years in prison.
Gant was arrested in October 2006 after offering her son to a retailer to settle a $200 bill for the dress. Police said Gant offered the trade at least twice.
Gant's sons, ages 4 and 10 at the time, have been removed from the home by Iowa Department of Human Services.
There are many crimes I can understand. This one I can't even get my head around. For a $200 dress?Iowa Mom Gets Probation for Attempting to Sell 4-Year-Old Son to Pay for Wedding Dress