A Chinese man has been jailed for three years after selling his 18-day-old baby daughter online so he could buy an iPhone.
The man, known only as “A Duan”, from Tong’an, Fujian province, south eastern China, found a buyer for his infant daughter on the social media site QQ, who paid £2,500 (23,000 Yuan) for the baby, according to the People’s Daily Online.
The man allegedly intended to buy an iPhone and a motorbike with the funds.
The mother, called “Xiao Mei” in reports, reportedly worked many part-time jobs while the father spent his most of time in internet cafes. Both parents were 19 when they went through with the unplanned pregnancy. Read more