California parents arrested after advertising their two sons for sale, in exchange for drugs or cash
Police arrested 38-year-old Vincent Calogero, and Sarah Nilson, 32, of Lancaster, in Los Angeles County on Thursday
Pair charged with child endangerment, child neglect and being under the influence of a controlled substance
Both are being held on $100,000 bail, their two sons were put into custody of LA County DCFS
Unfit Parents: Vincent Calogero, and Sarah Nilson, allegedly had been attempting to give or sell their biological children,
A California couple have been arrested on child endangerment and neglect charges after authorities say the pair tried to sell their two sons in exchange for drugs or money.
At around 4pm on Thursday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies from the Lancaster Station responded to an address in Lancaster after getting a call about a possible child abuse call.
Deputies made contact with the suspects and determined that 38-year-old Vincent Calogero and 32-year-old Sarah Nilson had been attempting to give or sell their biological children, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
Sarah Nilson, [L-R], with her two sons she shares with Calogero – The pair were going to sell both boys for cash or drugs
The suspects were arrested and transported to Lancaster Station, where they were booked on charges of felony child endangerment, child neglect and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
The parents’ bail was set at $100,000. Their two sons were taken into the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.
The sheriff’s news release said detectives ‘would like to commend the residents of Lancaster who intervened in response to the danger the children were in.’
Detectives are now seeking additional witnesses in the child endangerment case.
Authorities are seeking to talk to anyone whom the couple may have approached offering to sell their children. The pair have been charged with child endangerment, child neglect and being under the influence of a controlled substance
Authorities have asked that anyone who may have seen Nilson and Calogero abusing their children, or had the duo approach them offering to sell their sons, to contact Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466.