Couple Sells Baby, Buys iPhone

Prosecutors accuse couple of human trafficking

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 18, 2013 1:02 PM CDT

(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.

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)
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