Harry Day was arrested last Sunday after troopers at Kentucky State Police Post 10 received a call he was trying to sell a Black toddler for $2,500 at a Speedy Mart gas station in Corbin, Kentucky.
Troopers tracked down Day’s vehicle to Spider Creek Road based on a witness description. They later found the toddler at his mother’s home.
Also found in the home were methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Both Day and the child’s mother, Gertrude Henson, admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the day before Day’s attempt to sell the child. Both Day and Henson are currently in custody at the Knox County Detention Center.
Day has already been arraigned and pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of promoting human trafficking of a child under 18. He was sentenced to one year in jail for the charge.
Twitter users were concerned about the sentence for Day’s charges being one year.
Many felt it was too lenient for charges related to human trafficking.
Only one year?!?!?!?!?!? What is wrong with the judicial system i mean serious!
— WILLY T. SAMS (@WillisSams) August 23, 2020
One year seems a bit lenient.
— Samuel Miller (@samuelmiller64) August 23, 2020