Couple in China Buys Video Games by Selling Their Kids
Posted on July 25, 2011
I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that a Chinese couple sold their kids to buy and play video games at Internet cafes, or that they had three kids and were both under the age of 21.
According to the Sanxiang City News, the second child of Li Lin and Li Juan was sold for less than $500, while their first and third child were sold for around $4600 shortly after.
The couple was turned in after Li Lin, the father, told his mother what happened. She took them to the police, where they apparently showed no remorse.
The parents are young and naive, so when asked about their nefarious deeds, they stated that they were unaware what they were doing is illegal. “We didn’t want to raise them,” they said. “We just want to sell them for some money.”
The couple met in an Internet cafe in 2007, and shortly after meeting quickly consummated the relationship and moved in together, spending most of their time playing video games in Internet cafes. Shortly after their first child was born in 2008, they left it at home and traveled 30km to play video games.
Parents of the year, these two are.