Father sells his one-year-old daughter for £6,800 on the internet to pay for his gambling debts
- Man in China has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking for selling girl
- He admitted to selling his infant daughter online to repay his gambling debts
- He lied and told his wife that the toddler had been visiting her grandmother
- Mother went to police after she hadn’t heard from her baby girl for three months
A man in south-west China has been arrested for selling his toddler daughter online for £6,800 in order to pay off his gambling debts.
The man, identified by his surname Jiang, sold the child to a couple after racking up a debt of more than 60,000 yuan (£6,798) by gambling online, according to Chinese reports.
The unemployed man in Guiyang, Guizhou province took his one-year-old daughter away from home and told his wife that the girl would be staying with her grandmother.
The man, identified by his surname Jiang, sold his daughter to a couple after racking up a debt of more than 60,000 yuan (£6,798) by gambling online. Above, the toddler being returned to her family after police located her last Friday in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province
Last November, Jiang told his wife that they would be staying with his mother in Zunyi city, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) away from their home.
The mother, surnamed Wang, grew suspicious after she hadn’t heard from her daughter for nearly three months, according to Guiyang Evening News.
Every time she asked her husband about their daughter’s whereabouts, he would give her different excuses to delay her return.
One day in February, the concerned mother was checking her husband’s phone at home when she discovered a screenshot of a conversation between him and her daughter’s buyers, revealing the shocking discovery.
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