NC woman accused of trying to sell baby

Raleigh, NC - RALEIGH, NC (AP) - A North Carolina woman has been accused of trying to sell her 2-month-old baby.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that 22-year-old Sharri Chellerina Butler was being held in jail Monday after she was accused of contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Arrest warrants accuse Butler of trying to abandon or sell the baby June 8. Police records do not indicate whether the child is a boy or girl.

Police say a Garner woman called police on June 9 saying someone had left a voice message offering a baby for sale. Police Spokesman Jim Sughrue says detectives traced the call to Butler.

The Raleigh woman told a Wake County magistrate the child's father did not want the infant. She did not say Monday how much money she wanted for the child.

It was unclear if Butler had an attorney.

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