Galicia Police Rescue 12-Year-Old Girl Who Had Allegedly Been Sold

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Galicia Police Rescue 12-Year-Old Girl Who Had Allegedly Been Sold by her family

The National Police in Galicia have rescued a 12-year-old girl in the northwestern city of A Coruña, who had allegedly been sold by her parents in Córdoba, in southern Spain, to another family, who then took the child to Galicia.

After a one-month search, the police located her during a raid on a home on De la Torre street, in the Monte Alto neighborhood of A Coruña, where sources close to the operation say three Romanian nationals – a couple and another relative – were arrested.

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According to the same source, this incredible incident came to light after the girl’s school in Córdoba contacted her parents in March to enquire about her absence, and when they failed to give a convincing reason, teachers reported the girl’s absence to the education authorities, who in turn reported it to the police.

Several sources have confirmed rumours that the child was sold for around €4,000 by her own parents, and investigators believe that since both her captors and the detainees are of Romany origin, they may have been meaning to marry her to a member of the family, following the wedding rites of the Romany people.

Health emergency workers were dispatched to the home where the girl was found, and she has been placed in the care of Galicia’s social services, to undergo a medical check to determine whether she has been physically abused, with a court in Córdoba now in charge of the case, as reported by english.elpais.com.


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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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