Chinese Couple Tried to Sell Son Twice to Pay for Gaming Habit

A Chinese man tried to sell his son to pay for internet gaming. (Screenshot/Sina News)
A Chinese man tried to sell his son to pay for internet gaming. (Screenshot/Sina News)

A young couple in Guangdong Province were arrested for trying to sell their child to traffickers to fund the man’s addiction to online games, according to Sina News.

A-hui, 20, and his girlfriend A-mei, 19, had an unplanned child, and did not have enough money to support him, so they sold him for about 20,000 yuan (about $3,225) just four days after he was born.

However, A-hui’s father found out about the sale, and paid to get his grandson back. A-hui then got a new job, and was able to support his family, but spent most of his nights playing games at internet cafes.

Last month, when they hit financial troubles again, the couple negotiated 16,000 yuan (about $2,578) for their son, but the grandfather found out again, and reported A-hui to the police.

 

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