Convicted Sex Offender Tried To Buy Baby
57 year old Michael Overby is a convicted sex offender. His conviction stems from a conviction in 1984. He was convicted of molestation. His sister in law, 50 year old Debbie Overby was convicted of child neglect in the past, and is currently on probation for that charge.
Apparently the two of them wanted a child. Being that they are both convicted felons, they cannot adopt. Or maybe in a more dark and sinister plan, they had plans of neglecting or abusing the child. Thankfully, that opportunity was prevented.
Rose Faucett, a 36 year old mother, was looking to sell her baby for about $300 and a place to stay, which the Overby’s were willing to provide for the child. The boyfriend of Faucett, 58 year old Phillip Hester, was also in on this agreement. That is, until a family member of Faucett got wind of the ongoing plan, and reported it to police.
The police stepped in and prevented the deal from going down. When asked what the police thought the plans of the Overby’s was with the child, Indianapolis Police Sgt. Linda Jackson had this to say:
“Mrs. Overby is currently on probation for neglect of a dependent, and Mr. Overby is a convicted child molester. It’s a charge from back in 1984. We don’t know what the intentions were for trying to adopting this child. It may just be that they are both convicted felons, and they can’t legally adopt a child.
Paternity tests are planned to determine if anyone in the group is actually the father of the baby. Partly because Michael Overby falsely signed a paternity affidavit, claiming to be the biological father of the child. Upon arrest and questioning, according to police, all suspects have admitted to their involvement in the scheme to buy the baby.
All four of the suspects were arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent/child selling. Michael Overby was charged additionally with a forgery charge because of the paternity claim.
“We’re talking about a life here, a human life. A very dear child was placed art risk, possibly, so we need to prevent that from happening.” — Indianapolis Police Sgt. Linda Jackson