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Resource ID: #16899
Subject: Adoption
Source: National Law Journal
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Date: Sept. 11, 2000

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A Michigan man tried to sell his youngest 10-month-old daughter to help pay the bills. Prosecutors tried to prosecute Larry Schaub for child abandonment because until Sept. 1., Michigan was one of 25 states that did not explicitly outlaw selling another person or "trafficking in humans." Prosecutors had to use an old case from 1857 to prove that selling a child is grounds for abandonment, because the child is exposed to danger.

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