4 charged in scheme to sell baby to child molester

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Posted: Apr 12, 2011 1:20 PM
4 charged in scheme to sell baby to child molester

Police have charged four people from Indianapolis in a scheme to sell a baby girl to a convicted child molester and his sister.

The Indianapolis Star reports that police say 36-year-old Rose Faucett and 58-year-old Phillip A. Hester agreed to sell their daughter to Michael S. Overby and Debbie Overby for $300.

The four were arrested Friday on preliminary charges of child selling. A court hearing has been set for Wednesday.

Police say 57-year-old Michael Overby is a convicted child molester and 50-year-old Debbie Overby has been convicted of child neglect. Michael Overby also is suspected of signing documents saying he was the baby's biological father and has been charged with forgery.

Debbie Overby has been released on bond and declined to comment Monday. The others remain jailed.