GERMANY — A man who was nabbed trying to sell his baby online has admitted to posting the advert, Dusseldorf police say.
In the ad, the 28-year-old man wanted 5 000 euros for his infant daughter.
The man admitted to posting the ad last week on eBay Kleinanzeigen, a popular online platform, but said it was intended as a joke, police said.
The man and his wife, who are being investigated on suspicion of human trafficking, initially denied posting the ad, prompting employees at the website to contact police.
Police said the family were refugees. The child has been taken into care.