A 13-year-old runaway girl from China was sold by her so-called boyfriend to a 40-year-old man for $3200. In Zheijang province, located along China’s eastern coast, police were able to locate and rescue Xiao Zhao from the hands of the man which happens to be her ‘husband’ who bought her.
Xiao Zhao initially eloped with her boyfriend A-Wu last September 2013. A-Wu was able to convince the child to run away from her parents’ home and “play house” with him. A-Wu convinced her by saying that they could live ‘happily ever after’ as soon as he will be able to find a job.
But as soon as A-Wu was able to lure Xiao Zhan away from her parents, he decided to do something and make himself some easy money. This boyfriend sold his 13-year-old girlfriend to a 40-year-old man named, Mr. Guo for $3200. After the deal Xiao Zhao was then brought in the mountains of Yunnan (a place far away from civilization) in southwest China, where Mr. Guo lives.
Mr. Guo fed Xiao one bowl of rice a day, constantly telling her that she had already cost him so much money. If she answered back, Guo would beat her up. Xiao tried to escape several times (9 times to be exact) but since Guo lived pretty far in the mountains, Xiao would often get lost and is more scared of dying in the mountains than being beat and starved in Guo’s home.
There were times when Xiao was able to contact her parents but was too scared to speak. Gou would threaten her that he’d kill her parents if ever they showed up. Because of this, she would just listen to her parents’ voice and hang up. Her parents would often think that they were prank calls and often ignore it. But one time, her father decided to call the police.
When the police found Xiao, she had lost so much weight that her father almost did not recognize her. Mr. Guo and A-Wu have been arrested on charges of kidnapping, human trafficking, child abuse, and rape. The prosecutor will be adding more charges before the case goes to court.
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