Couple in China accused of selling child for iPhone

10/18/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

China – A couple in China has been accused of selling their infant daughter in order to purchase an Apple iPhone. As reported by AFP, Shanghai prosecutors brought a human trafficking case against the couple after finding they placed the child up for adoption online illegally and accepted money for her.

Investigators say the mother, whose full identity has been withheld, purchased an iPhone, shoes, and other items with the money received. The couple reportedly claimed to authorities that their intent was to give the girl a better upbringing that their financial circumstances could permit.

Reports have not specified the amount of money the couple received for the child. According to online postings, as noted in the AFP report, the request was made for 30,000 yuan and 50,000 yuan ($4,900 and $8,200).

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