WICHITA | A Craigslist posting offering a 4-year-old Kansas girl to anybody willing to take her off the seller's hands has been found to be a joke.
But police are not laughing.
Wichita police spent much of Thursday investigating the posting after 911 dispatchers received a call about it from someone who saw it. Authorities contacted Craigslist, which immediately yanked the ad from the Web site.
It turned out that it was a 16-year-old girl who had placed the ad trying to sell her 4-year-old sister. Authorities say the ad was meant to be a joke and no charges are expected.
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Police Lt. TK Bridges of Wichita's Missing and Exploited Children's Unit says they had as many as seven detectives working on the case, along with two forensic computer experts.