Sheriff's detectives seeking witnesses after parents tried selling children for money, drugs

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lancaster Station are seeking additional witnesses in a child endangerment and neglect investigation.

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 4:00 P.M., Lancaster Station Deputies responded to a possible child abuse call at the 100 block of Avenue J-8 in the city of Lancaster.

Deputies contacted the suspects and determined, 38-year-old, Vincente Calogero, a white male and father of the children, and 32-year-old, Sarah Nilson, a female white, and mother of the children, had been attempting to give and/or sell their children in exchange for money or drugs.

The suspects were arrested and transported to Lancaster Station where they were booked for Felony Child Endangerment, Child Neglect, and Being under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.

They are being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The minor victims, two male siblings, are in the custody of Department of Children and Family Services personnel.

Station Detectives are seeking additional witnesses. Anyone with information regarding this case who may have seen the suspects abusing the children or had the suspects approach them in order to give away their children, and/or sell their children in exchange for drugs or money, are encouraged to contact Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466 or Detective Gore at (661) 940-3855.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 Tips" Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

Lancaster Station Detectives would like to commend the residents of Lancaster who intervened in response to the danger the children were in and contacted law enforcement. We remind the public if you see something suspicious, say something!

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