Texas mother sold child, tried to sell 2 more, authorities say

Pauline Gross
July 8, 2018

And she was willing to sell anything, or anyone, to pay it off, according to the affidavit.

Texan Esmeralda Garza (Garza Esmeralda) arrested after she sold her 7-year-old son and tried to sell the two younger children, according to state police. Two girls, ages 3 and 2, were in the process of being sold, authorities said.

Her arrest happened Friday as part of a Department of Public Safety drug investigation.

Jail records obtained by the local NBC affiliate revealed the boy was sold to two men.

Esmeralda Garza's alleged attempt to traffick the boy was exposed while cops carried out a search warrant at her home in Corpus Christi, Tx., on Friday.

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Garza is charged with sale or purchase of a child that's a third-degree felony. They say all three kids are in Child Protective Services.

She was kept 8in Nueces County jail on Wednesday on a charge of sale or purchase of a child.

DPS officials told KIII-TV that additional charges against the man and a woman arrested with Garza are expected. Bond was set at $100,000.

DPS is still investigating this case.

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