x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Hidden picShow menu
  • Home
  • News
  • 19-year-old sold newborn baby for an iPhone and motorbike: "I really didn't know it was illegal"

19-year-old sold newborn baby for an iPhone and motorbike: "I really didn't know it was illegal"

Posted: , by Victor H.

Tags :

19-year-old sold newborn baby for an iPhone and motorbike: "I really didn't know it was illegal"

Unfortunately, this is not a story taken from The Onion: a 19-year-old in China has sold his newborn daughter for money and spent the cash for a new iPhone and a motorbike.

The gruesome transaction took place nearly a year ago. The young man identified as A Duan allegedly sold his 18-day-old daughter to a stranger and received some 23,000 yuan (the equivalent of around $3,500) and there was even some bargaining for the price, according to the report. The whole story takes place in the city of Tong'an, in the province of Fujian.

The father of the child had not yet completed high school, while the mother was below the age of consent when the child was conceived.

I really didn't know it was illegal

The father had obviously gone looking for a way to sell the child to get money and found a willing buyer on Chinese chat service QQ. The stranger claimed he was buying the child for his sister.

The mother was later tracked down by police and detained. She confessed: "I myself was adopted, and many in my hometown sell their children, because I can’t grow them," she said, according to reports. "I really didn’t know it was illegal."

Both the mother and the father have now been sentenced, but the penalties are not the maximum allowed since the judge found their difficult circumstances played a role in their decision. The man will serve a three year prison sentence, while the mother received a suspended sentence of two and a half years.

The absurdity concludes with the fact that since the parents are considered unable to look after the child, the buyer's sister is still looking after the kid.

source: Xiamen Daily via Epoch Times

82 Comments
  • Options
    Close






posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:37

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Woah...

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:42 24

6. AllFanboysMatter (Posts: 143; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


This 19 year old will be the next Steve Jobs

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:44 9

10. Ordinary (Posts: 2353; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


With no high school finished he can only be Duan Nojobs

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 14:50

65. matistight (Posts: 446; Member since: 13 May 2009)


How many years do you go to school in china??? In the US people graduate at 17/18

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 07:00

83. jontaylor07 (Posts: 169; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)


If you drop out you can be any age without graduating.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 10:02 10

23. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Kidney is too mainstream.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 11:25 1

41. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


what's the problem the baby would have been better off with new family bit knowing anything but know is all over the Web for ever. this is legal if you pay the gov yet not when u exclude them

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 14:09

64. shahrooz (Posts: 767; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


A person selling his kid for an iPhone is not "selling" the kid to have a better future. he is selling him/her for a f**king 16GB iPhone 6S. It's too overpriced... back in my day we could get it for a kidney.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 19:15

72. ibend (Posts: 5124; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


at least she found better parent that willing to pay 3.5grand for her..
if not, she'll stuck with parent that prefer to own motorcycle+iPhone than own her

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:39

2. natypes (Posts: 1099; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Jiaozi, Baozi, Rou Jia Mo and babies for sale.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 11:34 2

43. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 896; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


such a cute baby in the article photo. I will buy one if it is legal to do so.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:39 8

3. Podrick (Posts: 818; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Disgusting.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:40 2

4. zeeBomb (Posts: 2142; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


And the parent of the year go to....

But seriously. SELLING YOUR OWN CHILD...for an iPhone and motorbike lmao. Snowcat would be proud

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 11:46

49. TerryTerius (Posts: 1927; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Well, technically they sold their kid for money. But yes, disgusting.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:41 1

5. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I hope it was at least an iPhone 6s plus 128gb version.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:44 3

9. Podrick (Posts: 818; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


I hope it was the iPhone 6s 16 GB. Those disgusting creatures deserves nothing more.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:48 1

13. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Wow ! You're cruel !

Personally I wouldn't settle for anything less then an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and keyboard cover included but that's just me.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:53 11

16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You guys are seriously debating on what you want in place of a baby???
What's the difference between that father and you?

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:59 10

19. Podrick (Posts: 818; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


The difference is we wouldn't do disgusting things like selling kids. By the way you're misunderstanding the conversation.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 15:17 2

67. Rydsmith (Posts: 540; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


They can take a joke, unlike some.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:42 3

7. PhoneCritic (Posts: 694; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Depravity of Mankind never ceases to amaze me.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:43 11

8. AllFanboysMatter (Posts: 143; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Exactly. At least let the phone be a S7 edge.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:48 11

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You should be sentenced for a month! "Atleast" nothing can replace a human...not a flagship of any kind!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:49 2

15. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Its not only a flagship phone there's a motor bike too !

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:54 1

17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


And i quote "....of any kind"

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 10:19 3

26. TBomb (Posts: 771; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I think they're just joking around bro... don't worry

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 11:48

52. TerryTerius (Posts: 1927; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


The reality is, it depends on how much you value human life. A hell of a lot of people in this world don't believe it to be anything close to priceless or peerless. Unfortunately.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 10:50

31. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)


No one cares for samsung in china.it's either iPhone or their own xiaomi or huawei or whatever.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:46

11. Lenny86 (Posts: 144; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Yeah someone,did not get part in the evolution.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:47

12. Wiencon (Posts: 1922; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Waiting for another stupid "that's the isheep thing"

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories