Sunday, November 23, 2008

17-year-old tries to sell younger brother on Internet auction

seventeen-year-old boy from Namyslow, western Poland, has attempted to sell his 9-year-old brother via Poland’s top shopping web site

The starting price was one zloty. The boy wrote on the website that he is also willing to barter his brother.

The case attracted the attention of Polish police, but the public prosecutor’s office refused to initiate proceedings. The prosecutor’s spokeswoman explained that it was not the case of human trafficking but rather a silly joke.

The action was blocked and the 17-year-old boy admitted that his actions were simply a joke. The 9-year-old is safe and sound at home.

The teenager is not going to suffer any official consequences for his behaviour.