Chinese father saves his abducted son after bumping into him with human traffickers while out shopping, nine months after the boy was snatched
- The man recognized his son, six, who had been abducted nine months before
- He was out shopping and saw the boy with a suspected human trafficker
- He saved the six-year-old from the trafficker and immediately called the police
- Three-member child-snatching gang have been given imprisonment by court
A man in China saved his son who had been abducted after bumping into the boy at a shopping mall.
The six-year-old had been taken nine months before and was accompanied by three suspected human traffickers when his father saw him.
The father called the police who arrived to arrest the gang.
Local People’s Court has given the three suspects six, three and two years of imprisonment respectively.
A social media post stating Chen Jiafu, five, went missing from his home on May 27, 2016
Nine months later, Chen’s father saw his son and a man near a mall and called the police
The boy, named Cheng Jiafu, was abducted on May 27, 2016, at the Matang Village in Qingyuan, Guangdong, according to a post by People’s Daily.
The child’s father, Chen Zhonghong, claimed that he had to work that day, so he left little Jiafu and his elder sister at home to watch TV by themselves.
Apparently, two hours after Mr. Chen left home, a neighbor visited Mr. Chen’s home, and Jiafu’s sister told the neighbor that her brother had been taken by a stranger.
According to Qingxin News, Chen Zhouhong bumped into his son and three suspected human traffickers while walking in a shopping mall, called Qingxin Town Plaza, on February 21, 2017.
After recognizing the child, he snatched him and called the police from the scene.
Officers quickly arrived to arrest the trio, who were known by their surnames, Chen, Li and Ou.
The Qingxin People’s Court held a trial on November 10.
The judge, Hou Zhaoxing, believed Mr. Ou had intended to sell children, including Jiafu, to other families. Mr. Ou received a 10,000 yuan (£1,143) fine and six-year imprisonment.
Ms. Li and Mr. Chen were given three-year and two-year imprisonment respectively for child abduction, according to the judge.