Kharkiv teacher caught trying to sell boarding school student for organs (photo)

11:40, 22 November 2016
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The teacher of one of Kharkiv's boarding schools who plotted to sell her student for $10,000 has been taken into custody, said Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, according to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Not a professional human trafficker, a 52-year-old female teacher of Ukrainian language and literature, who works in a boarding school for troubled teens in Kharkiv region, has been developing a plan to sell a 13-year-old child for almost a year. The woman carefully chose a buyer and bargained with them.

"When a customer asked about the child's health condition, hinting at plans of organ transplantation, the teacher took an extra UAH 1,000 to provide copies of the trafficked girl's medical records," the head of the Interior Ministry said.

Read also DPR militants teach children to handle weapons: Ukrainian delegation at UN Security Council Avakov added that the police had been tipped about the woman's intentions four months ago. Criminal proceedings have been opened and the anti-human trafficking unit has monitored the developments ever since, covertly ensuring protection of a child in question.

The teacher specifically made arrangements to take a girl from a dysfunctional family to her boarding school, searched for a potential buyer and provided documents. The police detained a woman 'red handed' when she brought the child to the "buyer" and took the money, according to the minister.

Investigation in criminal proceedings under Part 3 Article 149 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are underway.

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