Paul Marquez Baby: Craigslist Ad Selling Girlfriend's Daughter Lands NY Man In Jail

By iScienceTimes Staff on August 6, 2013 3:19 PM EDT

Paul Marquez
Paul Marquez allegedly tried to sell his girlfriend's 2-year-old baby on Craigslist for $100, (Photo: Handout)

Paul Marquez, a Staten Island, N.Y., man accused of using Craigslist to try and sell a 2-year-old baby for $100, has pled not guilty.

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Marquez, 23, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, harassment and a social service violation after he tried to sell the baby of his 19-year-old girlfriend on Craigslist.

Marquez posted the ad twice in the "baby+kids" section of Craigslist. For $100, Marquez said, the baby can be yours, listing his mother's phone number to contact.

"Heyy I have a 2 month old baby name [redacted]," the typo-filled ad read, "she loves to play nd have her little fun but there is only 1 problem, the doctor said that she has asthma nd if she turns a certain way she can stop breathing, she's really getting on my nerves nd I don't want her Please email me," Marquez wrote.

After the first ad was taken down by Craigslist, Marquez, undaunted, reposted it the next day. That one stayed up for a while but was also removed by Craigslist.

When someone called Marquez's mother in order to buy the baby, she notified police.

Marquez, who reportedly works as a stockperson at Victoria's Secret, admitted to posting the ad, according to the criminal complaint.

But one of Marquez's friends says that posting the Craiglist ad was probably just a (not very funny) joke.

"He's got his own child," the friend said. "He's basically a doting father. He probably did it as a joke."

So why did Marquez allegedly try to sell his girlfriend's baby on Craigslist?

The criminal complaint says that Marquez was trying to get back at his girlfriend for not paying enough attention to him. (There's no word on whether Marquez's girlfriend is now lavishing him with attention.)

Marquz is being held on Riker's Island in lieu of $1,000 bail. He faces a year in jail if convicted.  

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