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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. (Read more human trafficking stories.)

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