Tuesday, 02. September 2014
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Police in Belarus are probing the sordid case of a 17-year-old who sold her own baby son to spend the money on an alcohol-fuelled party.
But although the young mum Nastya Abakumova from Kastrychnitski, a district in the capital Minsk, is now facing a police probe, the case looks likely to end well for the baby, named Malik, after authorities said they would let the new parents keep the child.
The story of the young woman who sold her baby when he was just 6-months-old for less than 200 GBP and squandered the cash in a nightclub has however shocked locals, with most agreeing that the child is much better off with his new family.
Described by police as a "difficult" teenager, the girl had been working as a prostitute for two years but gave it up when she met a new man, whose identity is unknown, who then dumped her and moved out when he found she was pregnant.
Police say the girl had gone back on the game, and her pimp had acted as a broker in the sale of the child. Teenager and pimp are both now under arrest, but the childless couple not named for legal reasons who bought the baby have been allowed to start the process to formally adopt it.
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