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Woman won't be charged for ad to sell baby

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A 23-year-old Howard woman won't face criminal charges for jokingly posting an online ad to sell a 2-year-old child for $800.

Brown County authorities announced Thursday they wouldn't seek charges against the woman.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports the woman doesn't have any children and she cooperated with investigators.

The woman told police she was drinking with friends and thought it would be funny to list a child for sale on Craigslist. She posted the ad Monday, but says she forgot about it until officials at Craigslist "flagged" it after a complaint from another user.

Authorities say the woman expressed remorse for the hoax.

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