How far would you go just to get your hands on an iPhone? Apple fanatics and devotees flock Apple stores to get their hands on one. But what about the interested people who cannot afford to buy the all new gadget? In China, these new parents take their desperation to a whole new level.

A 19-year-old father only identified as A-Duan allegedly sold his daughter online in the social media site QQ for 23,000 Yuan or roughly $3,500 to be able to buy an iPhone and a motorbike. While the father was known to spend most of his time at internet cafes, his 19-year-old wife Xiao Mei spent time working many part time jobs.
An unnamed buyer, who later surrendered himself to the police, purchased the baby for his sister.
After investigating the illegal trade, the police were able to locate Mei, who had already left Tong’an following the sale. In her defence she exclaimed: “I myself was adopted, and many people in my hometown send their kids to other people to raise them. I really didn’t know that it was illegal.”
Epoch times reported that the mother has received a two-and-half years suspended sentence, while the father will be facing 3 years in jail.


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