27 Jul '11, 2am

STOMP - Singapore Seen - China couple sells their 3 kids -- to play online games

STOMP - Singapore Seen - China couple sells their 3 kids -- to play online games

have earned themselves the title of worst parents ever -- they sold three children for money to fuel their passion for online gaming, according to a report in a Chinese newspaper. Li Lin and Li Juan, both under 21, met in 2007 in a cyber cafe and had their first child a year later. Reportedly, the couple left him alone at home and immediately went to play video games at an Internet café 30 km away. In 2009, they had another baby girl, whom they decided to sell in order to fund their online gaming obsession. They managed to get RMB 3,000 ($560) for her, which they spent in a matter of days. Short of cash, they then decided to sell their firstborn as well for ten times as much, RMB 30,000 ($5,600). They went on to have a third child later, another boy, netting them another RMB 30,000 ($5,600). They might well have continued in this fashion, had the boy’s mother not learned o...

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