A Chinese father sold his baby to get some internet points with his favorite female live-streamers.
Though the parent is meeting charges for the offense in February, the case in Fujian only came to light freshly because of a report by the Chinese newspaper Strait Metropolis Daily.
The age of the man’s baby girl was not pronounced, but she had been given away to a desperate couple who were incapable of having a child of their own. A supposed adoption contract was signed with the man, and he was told to have got 80,000 yuan (S$16,000) as nutrition fees.
The father identified only as Lu insisted that he was incapable of managing to raise a son and daughter after his wife vanished.
After getting the money for giving away his daughter, Lu celebrated on female vloggers he followed on popular Chinese live-streaming app, the court learned. The platform enables viewers to engage with the hosts with “gifts,” an in-app currency purchased with real money.
The police only got to know about the illicit deal in May when the couple decided to apply for an ID for their adopted daughter utilizing a fake birth certificate.
The Jin’an District People’s Procuratorate in Fuzhou has since pressed charges against Lu and the couple.