4 held in alleged plan to sell baby to sex offender
Indianapolis police say four people took part in a scheme to sell a woman's baby to a convicted child molester and his sister-in-law.
Michael S. Overby, 57; Debbie J. Overby, 50; Rose Faucett, 36; and Phillip A. Hester, 58, were arrested Friday on a preliminary charge of child-selling. They are scheduled for a hearing Wednesday in Marion Superior Court.
According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report, Faucett and Hester agreed to sell their daughter to Michael Overby and his sister-in-law Debbie Overby for $300. Michael Overby is a convicted child molester, and Debbie Overby has been convicted of felony child neglect, police said. One IMPD report indicated the baby was unborn, but another report was unclear on that point.
Michael Overby faces an additional charge of forgery, police say, after he fraudulently signed documents stating he was the baby's biological father.
Faucett, Hester and Michael Overby remained in Marion County Jail on Monday. Bond for Faucett and Hester was set at $5,000; bond for Michael Overby was set at $7,500.
Debbie Overby was released from jail Saturday after posting $2,500 bond, records show.