Chinese man convicted for selling two-year-old son online

A court in China has given a 22-year-old man a suspended jail sentence for selling his toddler son on the Internet for 18,000 yuan (£1,800), state media reported Friday.

The man from the central province of Hubei sold his two-year-old son to a Beijing couple in April last year after advertising the child online, the Beijing Times reported.

The unmarried Lu sold the child after he split up with the boy’s mother and decided he did not have the time or money to raise him, the report said.

But after regretting the sale and reuniting with the mother, Lu in June last year accused the Beijing couple of child trafficking and demanded the police return the boy to him when they refused to surrender custody. Read the full story

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