Qi and his wife have never had children since they got married. Lu Mou, who met on the Internet, just said that he wanted to sell his soon to be born child. The two sides reached an agreement that after the child was born, he would sell the child to Qi and his wife at a price of 60000 yuan. Beiqing – Beijing headline reporter learned on October 10 that Beijing Xicheng court recently ruled that Lu was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and fined 50000 yuan for the crime of abducting and trafficking in children, and Qi was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment and one year’s probation for the crime of buying and selling children.
Qi and her husband had no children since they got married, so they discussed to buy a child online. In May 2018, Qi met Lu as a member of the public online. Lu said that he had been pregnant for a long time and couldn’t give birth. He was ready to save but didn’t plan to raise him, so he decided to sell it to them.
on June 3, 2018, Lu Mou contacted Qi after giving birth to a female baby in a hospital in Hebei Province. On June 5 of the same year, Qi went to the hospital, paid 60000 yuan and took the baby girl back to Xicheng District of Beijing for support. On January 28, 2019, Lu was arrested, and Qi was arrested on January 23.
the public prosecution organ held that Lu’s act of selling his own children for the purpose of illegal profit violates Article 240; Qi’s illegal purchase of Lu’s children violates the first and sixth paragraphs of article 241, with clear criminal facts, reliable and sufficient evidence, and should be investigated for criminal responsibility for the crime of abducting and selling children and the crime of buying and selling abducted and sold children.
in the court, Lu’s defender said that Lu gave his daughter to Li because he lacked the ability to raise his daughter alone. Before handing her daughter over to others, he also considered whether the other party had the purpose and ability to raise her. After giving her daughter to Li, she also contacted Qi several times to learn about her daughter. Lu’s “nutrition fee” is also used to repay debts, subsidize the family and maintain a living.
Qi’s defender said that Qi did not maltreat the child and indeed adopted the child because he could not bear children. After the incident, it has not hindered the rescue, which is less harmful to the society.
the court held that Lu, for the purpose of illegal profit, charged a high fee much higher than the nutrition fee and sold his own children. His behavior has constituted the crime of abducting and selling children and should be punished according to law; Qi’s buying up the abducted and trafficked children has constituted the crime of buying and selling the abducted children, which should be punished according to law. In view of the fact that the two people can truthfully state the facts after arriving at the case, Qi does not hinder the rescue of the child, and can be given a lighter punishment according to law.
in the end, the court sentenced Lu to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 50000 yuan for the crime of abducting and selling children, and Qi was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment and one year’s suspended sentence for the crime of buying and selling children. Next