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So that he could buy an iPhone, a Chinese man had sold his 18-day-old baby daughter online and landed himself in jail for three years.
According to the People’s Daily Online, on the social media site QQ, “A Duan” (father) from Tong’an, Fujian province, south-eastern China, found a buyer for his infant daughter who paid £2,500 (23,000 Yuan) for the baby.
The man allegedly planned to buy an iPhone and a motorbike with the money.
The mother Xiao Mei reportedly worked many part-time jobs and the father spent his most of time in internet cafes to make two ends meet.
The couple was 19 when they went through with the unplanned pregnancy.
The buyer allegedly turned himself into police after acquiring the kid.
Mei had fled from the city after the baby was sold, but was tracked down by cops investigating the illegal sale.
According to the Epoch Times, Mei has received a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence and A Duan was sentenced three years in jail.