A young Chinese couple are facing ‘criminal punishment’ for allegedly selling their daughter so they could buy an iPhone, according to state media.
Although the reports did not give an exact amount, the couple are said to have accepted between 30,000 yuan and 50,000 yuan (£3,000 to £5,000) and then spent part of it on a new iPhone.
Shanghai prosecutors have brought a case against the couple for human trafficking after they put their third child up for adoption through online postings, reports said.
And it wasn’t just an iPhone they splashed out on, reports say the mother, whose name has not been released, also bought high-end sports shoes and other products with her large payout.
The couple apparently told the police that they wanted the girl to have a better life than they could provide.
Precious Amah x