City Court Guiyang in the southern Chinese province of Guizhou sentenced to death penalty a woman who was convicted of kidnapping and then selling 11 children, the South China Morning Post reports.
Based on the information presented in the case, Yu Huain born into a modest family in 1963. Her first victim was her own son, who was born out of wedlock. Due to the fact that both parents were not ready to take responsibility for the child, in 1992 they sold him for 5 thousand yuanwhich is equivalent to about $906 at the exchange rate of that time.
After this, Yu Huain, together with the same man, surnamed Gong, began kidnap children other people for the purpose of subsequent sale. From early 1993 to 1996, the duo abducted 11 children in Chongqing, Guizhou Province and other regions in northwest China. Their criminal activities always used the same tactics: they arrived at a new place, found families with small children and won the child’s trust by giving sweets. In most cases, their victims were representatives poor people population.
The police accidentally found Yu Huaying when one of the kidnapped girls was able to find her biological sister after 30 years. After this, she contacted the police and provided investigators with all available information about the circumstances of her abduction. In court Yu Huain refused to admit her guilt and announced her intention to appeal the verdict.
As the newspaper notes, child abduction has remained a serious problem in China for decades. According to the State Statistics Administration of the People’s Republic of China, from 2010 to 2019, 112.7 thousand women and children became victims of human trafficking.