Baby for sale on eBay

German police are investigating a couple that offered their baby for sale to the highest bidder on eBay.

German police are investigating a couple that offered their baby for sale to the highest bidder on eBay.
The parents of the eight month old child have informed police that the sale was only a joke, however police spokesperson Renee Beck, they were nevertheless continuing their investigation and that the baby was removed from its parents and placed into the custody of the state authorities.

“She says it was a joke,” said Beck. “That’s not yet clear. Detectives are investigating on suspicion of child trafficking.”

It’s reported that a number of people notified the police after seeing the eBay listing which read; “Baby – collection only. Offer my nearly new baby for sale because it cries too much. Male, 70 cm long.” The opening bid was 1 Euro ($A1.60). The baby received no bids in teh two hours it was up for sale…

The mother has since been quoted in a local newspaper as saying: “It was only a joke. I just wanted to see if someone would make an offer. They’ve taken my son to hospital and I’ve got to take psychiatric tests next week.”

Source: AP

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