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Corbin man pleads guilty to human trafficking charge after attempting to sell child at gas station

Police said the man attempted to sell a child for $2,500 at a Corbin gas station.
Credit: KSP
Harry Day, 29

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. — A Corbin man pleaded guilty on Monday and will serve one year on human trafficking charges after he allegedly attempted to sell a 4-year-old child for $2,500 at a Corbin gas station.

In a release issued Wednesday, Kentucky State Police said the vehicle of Harry Day, 29, was reported to KSP on Sunday while he was at the Speedy Mart in Corbin. The vehicle was then tracked to an address on Spider Creek Road.

Troopers located the child inside of the home, which belongs to the victim's mother, Gertrude Hensen.

Troopers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the home. Day and Hensen both admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the day.

Day pleaded guilty after he was charged with promoting human trafficking of a child under 18, the Knox County Court Clerk's Office said.

Credit: KSP
Harry Day, 29

State police said Hensen was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Both Day and Henson are being held at the Knox County Detention Center.