Brazil couple nabbed for bid to sell baby girl online
RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - A couple who tried to sell their two-year-old daughter via Facebook has been arrested in the north-eastern Brazilian city of Recife, police said on Wednesday.
A police spokesman in Recife told AFP that the toddler's biological parents were arrested and jailed late Tuesday after failing to post bail set at US$6,666 (S$8,312) each.
The girl was turned over to the city's child protective services.
"The 23-year-old mother said she needed money to travel to Europe for prostitution. The 40-year-old father did not say anything," the spokesman added.