Police arrest couple for attempting to sell baby online

A Tennessee couple have been arrested following a sting operation where they sold their baby in exchange for cash.

The suspects, John David Cain, 26, and Deanna Lynn Greer, 37,

ABC News affiliate, WATE reports that a Tennessee couple was arrested for trying to sell their 5-month-old baby online.

According to the reports, John David Cain, 26, and Deanna Lynn Greer, 37, have been charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment following the discovery of an ad on Craigslist that offered the baby for the sum of $3,000.

Officers of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office caught the couple during a sting operation which ended on Friday, March 24, 2017, after the two exchanged the baby with state agents for cash.

The pair were immediately arrested and taken into police custody at the Greene County Jail in Greeneville, Tennessee.

According to the reports, Cain and Greer are being held on a $150,000 bond and have been scheduled to appear in court during the first week of April.

Meanwhile, the baby has been lace in the state's custody.

The couple's legal representation remains unclear.

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