Man attempted to sell child for $2,500

Harry Day, 29, of Corbin, Kentucky. [Image credit: Knox County Detention Center]

On Sunday Kentucky State Police received a report that a man had been at a Speedy Mart in Corbin attempting to sell a child for $2,500.  Officers were provided with a description and license plate for the vehicle which they traced to an address on Spider Creek Road.


At the residence, officers made contact with 29-year-old Harry Day and the child's mother, 26-year-old Gertrude Henson.

Gertrude Henson, 26, of Corbin, Kentucky.
[Image credit: Knox County Detention Center]
Officers are said to have found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia while at the residence, and both Henson and Day admitted to having used the drug earlier in the day.


Day was arrested and charged with promoting human trafficking of a child under 18 and driving under the influence.  Additional charges on his record indicate failure to show insurance and failure to maintain required insurance.


Henson was also arrested and charged with two counts possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  Her court date is scheduled for August 25th at 11:00 am.


Day, however, had his day in court on Monday.  He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of promoting human trafficking of a child, and the DUI charge was dropped.  He has been sentenced to 360 days in jail.