Police: Stripper agreed to sell baby, took cash, but backed out


Detectives learned about the deal when the woman who agreed to buy the baby filed a small-claims court lawsuit in September trying to get her money back. James agreed to repay the money at an October hearing, but authorities haven’t yet found her.
— Pennsylvania detectives say an exotic dancer made a deal to sell her newborn daughter for $1,700, accepted the money but didn’t follow through on the arrangement. WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.

Lycoming County Detective William Weber tells Pennlive.com that 22-year-old Keanaendigo James signed a notarized agreement in April to sell her daughter, who was born in July. She is wanted on charges of theft and dealing in infant children.

Weber says James worked as a dancer in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and in New Jersey.

(Police handout) Keanaendigo James.
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The baby is safe with her father.

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