Mother accused of trying to sell baby

RALEIGH Authorities say 22-year-old Sharri Butler is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Arrests warrants show Butler tried to sell her baby to an unknown person last month.

While Raleigh police won't release many details on the investigation, they do say it's a solid case. They say they've run the facts by the DA's office and have the backing of prosecutors.

It stems from a report filed in June, which is connected to the charges. It appears to indicate that a woman reported the crime at her northwest Raleigh office off Creedmoor Road.

Butler allegedly told the magistrate Monday that she made the call at random. The magistrate confirmed to ABC11 that Butler made a phone call to sell her baby only to get the baby's father off her back. She said the father didn't want to keep the baby.

Police won't say if they think the call was random, but whatever it was, they say, it was an attempt by Butler to sell her infant.

The magistrate also says the 22-year-old mother told her that she has signed over her two older children to their grandmother after dealing with child protective services.

Meanwhile on Tuesday afternoon, Butler faced a judge for the first time.

If convicted and given the maximum sentence, Butler would only spend four months in prison, because the charge she faces is a misdemeanor.

She is currently in jail under a $10,000 bond. Her next court date is scheduled for Sept. 13.

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