Chinese Doctor Admits To Stealing Babies In Child Trafficking Case

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A Chinese doctor, Zhang Shuxia, admitted to stealing babies from families she was close to and then selling them into human trafficking, state media said. She is expected to face harsh punishment under Chinese law.

Six of the seven babies who were stolen have been rescued, but one girl died, local media said.

In 2012, almost 1900 cases of child trafficking were uncovered in China, according to China Daily.

READ: TIME’s cover story on China’s one-child policy.