Woman Reveals Sale Of Son On Facebook, Gets Busted

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Woman Reveals Sale Of Son On Facebook, Gets Busted

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Who could have guessed this would have ended badly?

Facebook has helped cops catch a lot of dumb criminals lately. There was that one evil genius who taunted the police and gave away his location. Then there was the dude who took photos of himself burglarizing a journalist's home (which he then posted on the victim's son's Facebook wall). Oh, and let's not forget all the moron looters in Britain from earlier this year. And now there's Bridget Wismer of Pennsylvania, who apparently announced she was selling her baby via the social network.

Wismer has been accused of selling her newborn son to a 54-year-old man named John F. Gavaghan. According to a court motion, Gavaghan is classily described as "allegedly a known seller of prescription medications and bookmaker at Delaware Park."

Wismer gave birth to her son on August 31st, and the boy was reported addicted to opiates when he was born. As a result, he had to remain in the hospital after his mom was released. Meanwhile, Wismer apparently arranged to sell her child to Gavaghan for $15,000, along with an extra $2,000 for allowing Gavaghan to sign his name on the kid's birth certificate. On September 4th, the woman left the hospital and went to a Philadelphia casino while Gavaghan stayed in the hospital with the child.

The two were arrested last weekend at the end of a month-long investigation. Each has been charged with felony dealing in children and conspiracy.

Authorities began investigating Wismer after she reportedly announced her plans to sell the boy on Facebook. Speaking to reporters, Wismer stated that she was an unemployed single mother of two children, that Gavaghan had given her money (though it wasn't payment for adopting her child) and that she didn't mean to do anything wrong or illegal: "I didn't do anything wrong. There was nothing that was hidden, everything was out in the open."

Wismer's newborn child is currently staying with a foster family and her family will be allowed custody (or at least visitation rights) in the near future. Wismer, however, is under court order to not have contact with her son.

Source: Delaware Online and The Daily Mail

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Another shining example of humanity's ability to astound.

She only wanted the money. She says everything was in the open, she didn't do anything wrong. She doesn't think selling her child is wrong?

If there was ever a sign that Natural Selection has gone down the shitter, this would be it.

She's absolutely right though-the only thing she did wrong was make the deal so transparent! I've secretly sold a total of twelve of my children over the years to various interested parties and never once gotten into trouble!

Oh balls.....

Ariyura:
She only wanted the money. She says everything was in the open, she didn't do anything wrong. She doesn't think selling her child is wrong?

As opposed to what? Because the foster system is so often touted as a loving institution that does a great job with kids? Sure, this is pretty low, but when you've got no good options, at least she picked one that she got something out of as well. In the end, I'd withhold judgment based entirely on who the guy was, this article makes him out to be fairly decent. If she was trading the kid to her dealer for her next fix, than yeah, fuck that. But who is this guy, a local, financially stable man who's always wanted a kid? A crazy cannibal? I don't know, but depending on the answer it could have been the best thing that ever happens in that kids life.

Besides, aren't there entirely legal routes of doing exactly this? The only wrong doing on the surface of this is an absence of proper paperwork. I certainly don't have a problem with some useless example of a person handing her kid off to someone who might have the means to provide him some sort of life.

One got to wonder how she could possibly think this was a good idea

Jadak:

Ariyura:
She only wanted the money. She says everything was in the open, she didn't do anything wrong. She doesn't think selling her child is wrong?

As opposed to what? Because the foster system is so often touted as a loving institution that does a great job with kids? Sure, this is pretty low, but when you've got no good options, at least she picked one that she got something out of as well. In the end, I'd withhold judgment based entirely on who the guy was, this article makes him out to be fairly decent. If she was trading the kid to her dealer for her next fix, than yeah, fuck that. But who is this guy, a local, financially stable man who's always wanted a kid? A crazy cannibal? I don't know, but depending on the answer it could have been the best thing that ever happens in that kids life.

Besides, aren't there entirely legal routes of doing exactly this? The only wrong doing on the surface of this is an absence of proper paperwork.

So it's okay to sell your children to a person you probably don't know anything about their background; but they look clean, have money and are well kept. Doesn't seem right to me. At least the legal way there is some form of checking on the people trying to adopt children. Is it foolproof, no but there is some type of check and balance at least.

Yes the system is messed up, but no one really knows who this man is.

The fact that there's even a crime called "Dealing in Children" makes me embarrassed to be a human.

Gee. What could a 54 year old man want buying an infant?

..No, wait, please don't answer that.

As for the woman, she is both a horrible person AND an idiot.

$15,000 ......... she could have done better then that

The number of people who randomly judge the guy based on nothing but the fact that he's old and a guy is simply stupid.

Maybe he never had kids, and wants one before he dies, couldn't find a girl or is sterile and the adoption program won't let him in (single old father =/= stable perfect family)?
Thus, he helps out a single mother by giving her some money and more or less adopting the kid.

Sure, the mother is a retard who talks about it on facebook and wastes the money at the casino, but there's no reason to suspect the guy of anything.

Sex Offender? CP on his computer? Had children in the past?
Aight, be suspicious. But otherwise, stop assuming the worst of humanity. To do that, go read some youtube comments.

madster11:
The number of people who randomly judge the guy based on nothing but the fact that he's old and a guy is simply stupid.

Maybe he never had kids, and wants one before he dies, couldn't find a girl or is sterile and the adoption program won't let him in (single old father =/= stable perfect family)?
Thus, he helps out a single mother by giving her some money and more or less adopting the kid.

Sure, the mother is a retard who talks about it on facebook and wastes the money at the casino, but there's no reason to suspect the guy of anything.

Sex Offender? CP on his computer? Had children in the past?
Aight, be suspicious. But otherwise, stop assuming the worst of humanity. To do that, go read some youtube comments.

I'd agree with you but for the description of him.

allegedly a known seller of prescription medications and bookmaker at Delaware Park."

A drug dealing bookie? Sounds like a perfect father figure.

TheDarkEricDraven:
Gee. What could a 54 year old man want buying an infant?

..No, wait, please don't answer that.

Oh gawd, so I wasn't the only one thinking of this

Our corrupted brains...

>_>

Laxman9292:

madster11:
The number of people who randomly judge the guy based on nothing but the fact that he's old and a guy is simply stupid.

Maybe he never had kids, and wants one before he dies, couldn't find a girl or is sterile and the adoption program won't let him in (single old father =/= stable perfect family)?
Thus, he helps out a single mother by giving her some money and more or less adopting the kid.

Sure, the mother is a retard who talks about it on facebook and wastes the money at the casino, but there's no reason to suspect the guy of anything.

Sex Offender? CP on his computer? Had children in the past?
Aight, be suspicious. But otherwise, stop assuming the worst of humanity. To do that, go read some youtube comments.

I'd agree with you but for the description of him.

allegedly a known seller of prescription medications and bookmaker at Delaware Park."

A drug dealing bookie? Sounds like a perfect father figure.

The kid was born addicted to opiates so even ignoring the sale the mother isn't exactly parent of the year either. Then again, the circle of people who would think purchasing or selling a child is a good idea is probably a relatively small one...

I'm glad the child was taken away from her. Hopefully he'll find a loving home.

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That was my face when I finished reading the article. Damn...people are dumb.

As an expectant mother, I don't condemn this woman, I pity her. She doesn't deserve our scorn, she needs HELP, and a lot of it. There are a lot of reasons why a mother can be put in a position to abandon her child at birth, but here?... *shakes head* This story is wrong on so many levels, I wouldn't know where to start.

Normally, I wouldn't care too much about this, but the kid shares my birthday. Kinda puts things in perspective.

Jadak:

Ariyura:
She only wanted the money. She says everything was in the open, she didn't do anything wrong. She doesn't think selling her child is wrong?

As opposed to what? Because the foster system is so often touted as a loving institution that does a great job with kids? Sure, this is pretty low, but when you've got no good options, at least she picked one that she got something out of as well. In the end, I'd withhold judgment based entirely on who the guy was, this article makes him out to be fairly decent. If she was trading the kid to her dealer for her next fix, than yeah, fuck that. But who is this guy, a local, financially stable man who's always wanted a kid? A crazy cannibal? I don't know, but depending on the answer it could have been the best thing that ever happens in that kids life.

Besides, aren't there entirely legal routes of doing exactly this? The only wrong doing on the surface of this is an absence of proper paperwork. I certainly don't have a problem with some useless example of a person handing her kid off to someone who might have the means to provide him some sort of life.

I agree but it says the child was already an addict when born so it's logical to assume he's not a good choice for father. Also, putting on facebook and not seeing anything wrong with what she did makes me think she's not all there.

Humanity never ceases to appal me. Some people really don't deserve to be given any kind of responsibility at all.

"I didn't do anything wrong. There was nothing that was hidden, everything was out in the open."

I love that bit. She seems to think that just because she didn't keep her crime secret, it shouldn't be illegal. I think she fails to understand the concept of law.

Whoa. Stupid Mum is stupid. Baby is better off being sold and looked after by someone else to be honest.

That's why Skynet already won..

Fucking Adults these days...

Nothing was wrong 'cause it was in the open? So if i want to murder someone then all i have to do is take them to the town square and shank 'em and everything's A-ok?

Sure, sounds like there's some real non-medieval reasoning behind that >_>

As for the incident as a whole there's not really much to do except pull out a good ol' facepalm.

"I didn't do anything wrong" Ofcourse she didn't! What? Selling children over in your country isn't legal? Kind of backwards country is that?!

This almost tops EUs latest judgement that hookers are allowed to work as hookers for 3 month in Sweden before they have to switch "profession" T.T"

So on top of being a complete and under waste of a human with no worth your also stupid congratulations.

vansau:
Oh, and let's not forget all the moron looters in Britain from earlier this year.

Britain and England are not the same thing. I didn't hear any reports of riots in Scotland or Wales. I'm getting kind of sick of people unable to make the distinction between Britain and England. Almost as bad as the people who think the UK and Britain are exactly the same.

On topic, yeah. Stupid thing to do. Sounds like the kid would have been better off with the other guy rather than the drug addicted mother, though.

step up people step up
you sir you look like you could use a hand around the house
now take a look at these young things trained to cook,clean be quiet
special offer this day only buy my little brother (who is never quiet) and get my baby sister(wantwantwantwantwantMINE) freeeeeeeeeeeeee

"I didn't do anything wrong. There was nothing that was hidden, everything was out in the open."

Because admitting to it makes it OK, excuse me while I go announce my plans to rob a bank, what? Hey everything was in the open, I didn't do anything wrong!

TheDarkEricDraven:
Gee. What could a 54 year old man want buying an infant?

..No, wait, please don't answer that.

As for the woman, she is both a horrible person AND an idiot.

He was hungry and didn't fancy ordering pizza again.

I'll give you 200 quartloos

Things like this do not surprise me anymore. I'm just glad there is a place for idiots to shout out their plans so they can be caught before too much harm can be done. Guess there's at least one point to facebook.

This is why we need to implement Eugenics again. I've already made my opinion clear on the practice in previous threads, but I'll sum it up in a few terse words:

STUPID PEOPLE GET FIXED

And by fixed, I mean like our pal, Fido. Some people, however, deserve little more than a hot chunk of lead delivered to the brain, courtesy of the Smith & Wesson Express.

On the point of selling the baby, it's not really any different than "buying", sorry adopting, a child from another county, (China, Romania whichever). I know people that have done this and these governments are selling the children to desperate parents. Then the parents parents have to pay to get the kid back to parent's country. She just didn't do it legally.
Other than that, the drug addict mother had the sense(?), sure we can use that word, to give up her child that she clearly is incapable of taking care of. I doubt the man is a good guy. I could be wrong. He could be a fabulously wealth man, who never married, a little lonely and thought to give the kid a good life. Doubtful, but in the realm of possibility.
Sorry kid that your life started out so bad.

$15,000 that's it? Seriously, that's it? Wow, if I sold my newborn child it would have to be a stupidly higher amount of money than $15,000. Which she blew at a casino of course.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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