Chinese man jailed for selling his newborn baby to buy an iPhone

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Jailed Chinese Man Sold Newborn To Buy iPhone

If you've ever had to purchase an iPhone without any sort of upgrade, you know that they are EXPENSIVE.

However, people are still willing to shell out the big bucks to get their hands on one of the coveted apple gadgets ... and apparently, they'll do whatever it takes to acquire the money to do so.

One man who found himself lacking proper funds to purchase an iPhone went to such extreme measures to buy an iPhone that he is currently in jail.

Surprisingly enough, the charges against him have nothing to do with burglary.

According to the Epoch Times, a Chinese man has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment for selling his 18-day-old baby girl for just over $3,500 last year.

It seems that he had planned to buy an iPhone and a motorbike with the money.

The father is believed to have connected with the buyer, who wanted to give the baby to his sister, through a social media platform called QQ.

Police eventually found the mother who reportedly claimed that she "really didn't know that it was illegal."

She received a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence.

It is believed the buyer also surrendered to authorities, but the outcome of his case is currently unknown.

His sister is still caring for the baby while officials figure out the best next steps -- which may take a while, because we seriously hope this is the first case of its kind.

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