Crime & Safety
Florida man offered to buy mother’s child for $100,000
Florida – According to police, a Florida man has been arrested after, he attempted to purchase a female child for $100,000 while the victim and her mother were at a grocery store.
The incident occurred on Aug. 16 at a Winn-Dixie in Port Orange, just northeast of Orlando, according to the Port Orange Police Department.
Eighty-five-year-old Hellmuth Kolb “attempted to purchase a female minor for $100,000.00 from her parent,” police said in a Facebook post.
“Due to the parent’s clear concern that someone was insistent on attempting to purchase their daughter in a grocery store, we were notified. Unfortunately for him, we were able to confirm through his Probation Officer that Mr. Kolb is currently on probation for similar issues, and he is not to have any contact with minor children,” police said.
Kolb was arrested and booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail.
Kolb is registered as a sexual offender, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
According to Florida’s online sex offender registry, in 2019, he pleaded no contest to a false imprisonment charge.