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Women charged for selling baby

Update: August, 13/2014 - 10:26
One of the defendants is Nguyen Thi Thanh Trang (L), 37, who was in charge of caring for the children, while the other is Pham Thi Nguyet, 35, from Ninh Binh Province.— Photo giaothongvantai

HA NOI (VNS) — The investigation into allegations that a baby was sold from a pagoda in Ha Noi has moved forward today after police announced they had submitted evidence to authorities for consideration.

Two women were arrested last Sunday for allegedly selling a nine-month-old baby from Bo De Pagoda, a home for orphaned and abandoned children in Long Bien District.

One of the defendants is Nguyen Thi Thanh Trang, 37, who was in charge of caring for the children, while the other is Pham Thi Nguyet, 35, from Ninh Binh Province.

Preliminary investigations show that Trang and Nguyet sold the boy for VND35 million ($1,650).

The women are charged with "trading in, fraudulently exchanging or appropriating children", and could spend the rest of their lives in prison under the Criminal Code. — VNS

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