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Kentucky Couple Accused of Attempting to Sell Their Infant Twins for $5,000

Kentucky Couple Accused of Trying to Sell Their Twin Babies for $5,000
Source: Jackson County Detention Center

Jacquilyn Keith (left) and Zackary Davis (right) behind bars after allegedly trying to sell their twin babies to a family member, officials said.

Mar. 21 2024, Published 4:02 p.m. ET

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Police say a Kentucky couple has been arrested after they allegedly got caught trying to sell their twin daughters. The twins were reportedly less than a year old.

According to an arrest report obtained by WKYT-TV, the sister-in-law of 23-year-old Zackary Davis reached out to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and reported that she agreed to purchase the infants for $5,000 from Davis and the babies’ mother, 22-year-old Jacquilyn Keith.

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The arrest report notes the sister-in-law shared with police photos as well as conversations she recorded with the couple.

When speaking with investigators, Keith and Davis allegedly admitted to talking about selling the twins, but they claimed they did not intend to go through with the plan, police said.

According to the Associated Press, Davis told cops that he “joked around” about selling the babies.

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Davis and Keith were arrested and each charged with promoting human trafficking — victims under 18 years of age.

They were booked into the Jackson County Detention Center.

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Chief Deputy Zachary Bryant told WKYT-TV, “Fortunately, this is the first time I’ve ever had to charge this, and hopefully I never have to charge it again.”

Officials did not list the current status of the children.


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