An 18-year-old girl from Chile has been arrested for attempting to sell her unborn baby on Facebook for $100.
The 18-year-old woman has been named as Veronica Carrera Chaparro and she was arrested alongside her mother and sister, who are accused of helping her attempt to sell the baby. A London Daily Mail report indicates Chaparro found out she was pregnant in February and she told her boyfriend and made him promise to keep the pregnancy under wraps. But he told her family.
‘Sell it, abort it or give it up for adoption,’ is what police chief Miguel Ampuero said she was asked to decide.
The as yet unborn baby was put up for sale on social networking site Facebook, and attracted immediate interest from a couple in the city of Concepcion.
However, the parties could not negotiate a deal.
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A family from the Santiago neighbourhood of Puente Alto then got in touch, who offered to pay the child’s $1,135 formal registration fees.
The baby was eventually born on November 4 and, the following day, the husband of the buyers allegedly paid the sum to authorities.