Child trafficking: Corbin man attempted to sell toddler at gas station, per police

Child trafficking: Corbin man attempted to sell toddler at gas station, per police
Harry Day, of Corbin, Ky., was arrested after Kentucky State Police say he attempted to sell a child at a convenience store. (Source: Knox County Detention Center)

CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - 8/20/2020 Update: We learned on Wednesday that Harry Day was arraigned Monday morning in Knox County District Court.

Court documents show he entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of promoting human trafficking of a child under 18. Day was sentenced to one year in jail on that charge.

Original Story: A Corbin man is in jail after police say he attempted to sell a child at a convenience store.

Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan received a call Sunday that Harry Day was attempting to sell a 4-year-old boy for $2,500 at the Speedy Mart in Corbin. Troopers were able to locate his vehicle on Spider Creek Road.

The child was found at a house belonging to Gertrude Henson, the mother of the child. While at the house, troopers found meth and other drug paraphernalia. Both Day and Henson admitted to using meth earlier in the day.

Day is charged with promoting human trafficking of a child under 18 and driving under the influence among other charges. Henson is charged with two counts of endangering a minor along with several drug charges.

Both are being held at the Knox County Detention Center.

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