Thought the parents who sold their child for an iPhone were bad? Well the scumbag bar has been raised by a young couple who sold their two sons to child traffickers and used the money to buy in-game items online. Charles Custer of GamesInAsia reports:
The parents in question are A Hui and A Mei (not their full names), a young, unwed couple from China’s post-90s generation. In a television interview on Guangdong TV conducted from a local detention center, they revealed that their first child was not planned, and A Mei said that A Hui had no intention of supporting the child financially. Instead, to avoid the financial burden, they sold him to Fujian-based child traffickers.
But then, A Mei got pregnant again. “[A Hui] likes buying items in online games, and he likes staying out all night at internet cafes,” A Mei told reporters. So many of their collective resources were going into A Hui’s gaming that the two felt, again, that they wouldn’t be able to support the child. So, once again, they sold him to traffickers.
Fortunately, the boys’ grandfather notified the the police, who detained the couple. Accused of selling children, they’re now awaiting their trial. Good freaking riddance.
By Aliaume Leroy
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