What would you do to own an iphone? Get a better paying job? Sell your body? Steal? Hell no. Here is a better idea: sell your baby which is exactly what a Chinese couple did recently. The good thing about this story is that the baby was not “accidentally” flushed down the toilet. I am also hoping whoever bought the baby is someone who really wants a baby and not someone with some other evil agenda. God have mercy on us all. __________________________________________________________________

The couple – identified only as Mr. Teng and Ms. Zhang – was busted after selling their newborn daughter online and going on a shopping spree that included buying a new iPhone, according to a report. Shanghai prosecutors are considering charging them with human trafficking.

BY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

A Chinese couple allegedly went on an online shopping spree - which included buying a new iPhone - after they sold their baby daughter.

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A Chinese couple allegedly went on an online shopping spree – which included buying a new iPhone – after they sold their baby daughter.

A Chinese couple was busted selling their baby daughter in Shanghai and using the money to pay for a shopping spree that included a new iPhone, according to a report. The couple, identified only as Mr. Teng and Ms. Zhang, pretended the woman’s baby bump was a tumor to hide the pregnancy as they looked for a buyer online, the city’s Jiefang Daily newspaper reported. But the parents — who, according to ABC News asked for offers between $4,900 and $8,200 in online postings titled, “Adopt a Baby” — maintained that they were only trying to find a better home for the little girl. RELATED: STATEN ISLAND MAN OFFERS GIRLFRIEND’S NEWBORN ON CRAIGSLIST FOR $100: SOURCES “We did not send the baby off for a profit, but to give the child a better life of security,” the couple said in the Chinese-language newspaper. Prosecutors are considering whether to charge them with human trafficking, according to the report.

The couple — who share two older children together — found a buyer before giving birth to the baby girl at home, where they exchanged the newborn for cash deposited into their bank account the same day, the state media reported.

The couple faces charges that include human trafficking after they sold their baby daughter before going on an online shopping spree that included buying a new iPhone.

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The couple faces charges that include human trafficking after they sold their baby daughter before going on an online shopping spree that included buying a new iPhone.

RELATED: ORPHANED RUSSIAN ABANDONED BY ADOPTIVE PARENTS It was not immediately clear exactly how much the baby was sold for, but the couple allegedly went on an online shopping spree soon after the money was put into their account. They reportedly bought an iPhone, expensive athletic shoes and several other items. Apple products like the iPhone and the iPad are viewed as a sign of status in China, where the gadgets represent prestige. RELATED: CHINESE POLICE RESCUE 92 ABDUCTED CHILDREN IN MASSIVE BUST A 17-year-old boy sold a kidney last summer to buy an iPhone and an iPad, ABC News reported. The country’s One Child Policy makes it difficult for couples to have more than a single child, but it can be avoided by paying a hefty fine. jkemp@nydailynews.com @joekemp

 

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