N.Y. man's alleged Craigslist ad: "Baby for sale," $100

A New York man upset with a woman he was dating tried to sell her 2-month-old baby on Craigslist, prosecutors say.

CBS New York reports that Paul Marquez of Staten Island, 23, posted an ad on the website twice last month, offering a "baby for sale" for $100.

Paul Marquez, 22, is accused of trying to sell a baby on Craigslist for $100.
Paul Marquez, 22, is accused of trying to sell a baby on Craigslist for $100.
Richmond County District Attorney Office

"I have a 2-month-old baby, she loves to play and have her little fun, but there's one problem," the ad read, according to WCBS 880's Iren Cornell. "Doctors say she has asthma and if she turns a certain way she can stop breathing. She's really getting on my nerves and I don't want her."

The child is the daughter of a 19-year-old woman Marquez met online and dated a couple of times, Cornell reports.

Prosecutors allege the ads were an act of revenge because the woman did not spend more time with the suspect.

Court papers say Marquez admitted he "did all this to get back" at the child's mother.

The ad also included images of the baby and the baby's mother's phone number, according to court papers.

The girl's mother told prosecutors at least one person called her and offered to buy her daughter.

Marquez was arrested last Thursday and is being held on $1,000 bail. He is charged with authority to place or board out children, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted, he faced up to a year in prison.

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