Couple Sells Baby, Buys iPhone
Prosecutors accuse couple of human trafficking
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2013 1:02 PM CDT
In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, a sales person pulls out an iPhone 5s for a customer during the opening day of sales of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C, in Hialeah, Fla.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(Newser) – Prosecutors in China say a young couple illegally put their baby up for adoption online, accepted money for her ... and then used that money to buy an iPhone and expensive shoes, among other things. It's not clear how much the couple received, but AFP reports that online postings referred to $4,900 and $8,200. They now face human trafficking charges. In 2011, a Chinese teen sold his own kidney so he could buy an iPad.

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backpath2
Oct 19, 2013 5:37 AM CDT
Hey, this charming couple needs to meet that 17 year old New York girl who was caught shoplifting at Victoria's Secret with a dead baby in her shopping bag. Surely they have interests in common?
user99
Oct 19, 2013 2:20 AM CDT
$4,900? That barely buys an iPhone power adapter.
chulupadog
Oct 19, 2013 1:12 AM CDT
I've watched couples spend $300 dollars on a new phone and then pay for food with food stamps.