On Monday, Los Angeles authorities announced that the parents of a young boy were arrested after they allegedly tried to sell the child for cash and drugs.
KTLA reports that on Dec. 14, authorities arrested Vincent Calogerom 38, and Sarah Nilson, 32, after receiving a call at around 4 p.m. in regards to possible child abuse. The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the call at a residential area in Lancaster, off of 100 block of Avenue J-8.
According to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department’s Information Bureau (SIB), deputies determined the suspects attempted to sell their child in exchange for either drugs, cash, or both.
“Deputies contacted the suspects and determined, 38-year-old, Vincente Calogero, a white male and father of the children, and 32-year-old, Sarah Nilson, a female white, and mother of the children, had been attempting to give and/or sell their children in exchange for money or drugs.”
The young boy, along with Nilson’s two other minor children, are safe now and in the custody of Department of Children and Family Services.
Both suspects are behind bars on charges of suspicion of child neglect, child endangerment, and “being under the influence of a controlled substance.” Their bonds were set at $10,000 each.
Detectives continue to investigate, and ask anyone with information to contact the Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466 or contact Detective Gore at 661- 940-3855. To leave an anonymous tip, call 800-222-8477.
[Feature Photo: Vincent Calogerom and Sarah Nilson/Police Handout]