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Texas mother arrested for allegedly selling her kids

Esmeralda Garza 29 has been arrested after allegedly selling her 7-year-old son and attempting to sell two younger children Texas DPS charge woman for sale or purchase of a child
Deanna Wagner | 05 July, 2018, 21:41

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.

The suspect is accused of selling a 7-year-old boy to two men.

Further investigation revealed the woman was in the process of selling two other children - a two-year-old girl and a three-year-old girl. The boy was bought by two men, according to jail records.

The mother - Esmeralda Garza, 29, of Corpus Christi - was arrested and charged with sale or purchase of a child, which is a third-degree felony.

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According to KRIS TV, the other two suspects arrested were also booked into the Nueces County Jail.

In a new statement, DPS says they have located the 7-year-old boy that was allegedly sold by his mom. Bond was set at $US100,000 ($135,000). They say all three kids are in Child Protective Services.

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Authorities say the investigation remains ongoing.