Local News

July 30, 2012

Baby trader mom returns to London

Arrested in Florida July 18

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — The birth mother who allegedly traded her child for a 13-year-old pickup truck is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Laurel District Court on Tuesday morning.

Heather Kaminsky, 28, was returned to Laurel County late Thursday night and lodged in the Laurel Detention Center. Kaminsky was being sought on a felony charge for human trafficking with a child under age 18 after Laurel Sheriff’s officials became aware that she traded her newborn son for a used pickup truck earlier this year.

Kaminsky was arrested in Putnam County, Florida after a  joint effort between the Laurel Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Marshall’s Office.

Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Charlie Loomis made the 700 mile trip to Florida to return Kaminsky to London where she will answer to charges of human trafficking of her child, now six months old, to Jeremy and Jamiee Brown.

At her arraignment hearing on Friday morning, Kaminsky was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. She is held under $50,000 cash bond with the condition of home incarceration if the bond is posted on her behalf.

Kaminsky has other pending charges including methamphetamine-related charges. Detectives Jason Back and Brad Mitchell are continuing the investigation into those incidents.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results