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- Chai Ling
3-Year-Old "Little Bean" Kidnapped, Now Reunited with Her Family
Monday, January 17, 2011
January 17, 2011
All Girls Allowed's anti-trafficking initiative sent out volunteers to dozens of counties and municipalities with pamphlets and information to find and help trafficked children.
On January 12th, after reading a pamphlet distributed by volunteers, a sympathetic local resident of Huguan County, Shanxi Province called the AGA hotline give a tip. A girl of 3, a victim of child trafficking, had been sold into the village.
With this information, All Girls Allowed (AGA) contacted Mr. Feng Jianlin of Shanxi, who has worked on a number of such cases, and is himself a parent of a missing child. Checking with information he gathered, Mr. Feng visited the Liu family of Liyuan Village, Xinquan County. He confirmed that the girl in question was Liu Ying, nicknamed Doudou (Little Bean), who had been missing for seven months. AGA immediately contacted local police authorities.
Yesterday, (January 13th), the girl was rescued and reunited with her parents. During the investigations, the police also arrested nine people suspected of human trafficking, four in Xinquan County (the "suppliers") and five from Huguan (the "buyers"). Right now, law enforcement organizations hope to deepen the investigation to gather more information from the arrested human traffickers.
Doudou’s grandfather passed away with worry while she was missing. Her 15 year old sister suffered severe depression because of this misfortune.
The reunion yesterday was filled with happy tears.
In the weeks since the first AGA-supported North China Child Rescue Operations Conference concluded on Dec. 22nd, the hotline had received nearly a hundred tips. 12 cases of missing children had been confirmed through files. Volunteers are actively trying to communicate with the parents of two other missing children in order to confirm their identity.
Ying was the third successful case that two child rescue operations had produced. Xiao Guangyan and Peng Qinglan had already reunited with their families in Guizhou from Fujian province.