On Sunday, 29-year-old Harry Day offered up an African American boy to Speedy Mart customers in Corbin, located about 150 miles southeast of Louisville, Kentucky State Police said.
Witnesses made an emergency call to 911 and described the car the suspect was driving, which moments later led police to the child’s home, WKYT reports.
The boy was found safe with his 26-year-old mother Gertrude Henson who authorities also questioned and then charged.
Police searched the property and discovered drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine that both suspects confessed to using the drug earlier in the day.
Harry Day is charged with promoting the human trafficking of a child under the age of 18 and also a DUI for driving under the influence. Day appeared in court on Monday and agreed to give a guilty plea to the charge for human trafficking and was handed down a one year sentence behind bars.
Henson is facing multiple charges that include possessing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, possessing drug paraphernalia, and two counts of endangering a minor’s welfare.
Both are currently jailed at the Knox County Detention Center.
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