On a different note, this sentence of the main article struck me as odd, even though I recognize there would have to be a procedure for such: “Because of his death, the charges are expected to be dismissed, said spokeswoman Maura Prossley of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.”
I would assume any such situation was a sting, because I wasn’t seeing the woman face to face. And even then I’d be suspicious, unless the child was actually present during “negotiations”
But a little over thirty years ago, when I was in college, I had a co-worker at a job who also worked for Child Protective Services. She was fuming one day about two parents. They’d had their four kids, ages 5 to 14, taken away. She said they’d sold them. I was puzzled by her choice of words, but then she went on to explain " for an hour or half hour at a time.":mad:
I dunno. It’s easy to say he should have known it was a set-up, but women like this do exist. If there is one, there’s likely another. For all we know, the guy could have successfully scored in the past. The world is shitty like that.