An unemployed couple will stand trial in Shanghai for allegedly selling their baby and using the proceeds to bankroll an online shopping spree, including the purchase of an iPhone.
The couple, named only as Mr Teng and Ms Zhang, began posting online adverts for the child in June this year, Shanghaiâ€™s Jiefang Daily newspaper reported on Friday. The adverts suggested they would be willing to part with their unborn baby in exchange for up to 50,000 yuan (ÂŁ5,070).
After a home birth, designed to cover-up the crime, they handed over the baby girl and received a large cash payment into their bank account on the very same day....
Unfortunately, this happens all over, wven in the US, and more than we'll ever know. This kind of thing usually goes on more amongst the poor who will sell, not only new borns, but toddlers, 5yr olds, etc, for a couple hundred bucks. This happened in Kentucky again recently where a mother sold her 3 or 4yr old for chump change.