Indiana Parents Charged With Selling 4-Month-Old Son To Drug Dealer For $13,000, A Car, And Drugs
Anna Marie Riggs and husband Brandon (pictured) allegedly sold their son t0 31-year-old Stephen P. Lynch, Jr. and his wife, Melissa (via Global Grind). In a letter to the Pharos Tribune, Brandon Riggs denies the charges.
“In no kind of way did we sell our baby. Not money, not drugs, nor a simple car have any part in the adoption process,” Brandon Riggs wrote in a letter to the Pharos-Tribune…
All four were charged with Class A felony conspiracy to deal in a narcotic, as well as conspiracy to commit child selling and profiting from an adoption as D felonies.
The Riggses also were charged with welfare fraud for allegedly receiving nearly $3,000 in food stamps and assistance from December 2009 through July 31, 2011, even though their child no longer lived with them.
Brandon Riggs is being held in Cass County Jail on unrelated drug charges, and his wife was arrested Oct. 8 in California. Stephen Lynch was arrested Oct. 6 in Howard County, but his wife has not been located yet.
The child, now 2 years old, has been placed in the care of Child Protective Services.Click here for reuse options!
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