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Authorities track down couple accused of trying to sell baby

By Sarah Dallof | Posted - May 8, 2010 at 10:48 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- An Arizona couple, who may have come to Utah to sell their baby, has been found at a Salt Lake City hospital.

Alison and Gary Stuckey were located at the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Saturday. Their baby has not been born, and the mother checked in to the hospital for a health concern.

Police served judge-issued protective order to Alison and Gary Stuckey instructing them to appear in court next Wednesday to sort the situation out. That order is based on the sworn statements of an Arizona family who is fostering three of the Stuckey's children.

Alison and Gary Stuckey were located at the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Saturday.
Alison and Gary Stuckey were located at the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Saturday.

They say Alison Stuckey told them she planned to sell her baby for $6,000 and had done it before. Court documents allege the Stuckeys sold another baby in Utah about three years ago, also for $6,000.

"The evidence that I have, the evidence upon which the petition was based and filed and upon which the child protective order was issued is contrary to what the birth parents are telling us," said Wesley Hutchins, the attorney for the foster family.

KSL was unable to speak with the Stuckeys to get their response to the allegations. However, we did speak to Alison's parents, who back up the foster family's story.

Representatives from the Utah Attorney General's Office and the Guardian ad Litem's office are expected to attend Wednesday's hearing.

E-mail: sdallof@ksl.com

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