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Prison sentences in Hungarian "pay adoption" cases

Prison sentences in Hungarian "pay adoption" cases

2008-11-24 08:29
A Budapest district court handed out sentences on Friday to birth and
adoptive parents who administered the adoption of two children in
which money changed hands.

The parents were charged with human trafficking.

The birth parents, who were not first time offenders, received a
million forints for their now eight-year-old son and a used car for
their now six-year-old son.

They were given prison sentences of two years and two to eight months,
while the adoptive father was also sentenced to a year in prison, and
the adoptive mother received a suspended prison sentence.

The adoptive father's mother was also found guilty for mediating the
money/child exchange....

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