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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Baby-Selling Arrest

MOSCOW -- A senior official at a maternity hospital in Tula has gone on trial accused of selling newborn babies, NTV television reported.

It said Thursday that Ruslan Karagulin, the No. 2 at the Chekino maternity in Tula, 300 kilometers south of Moscow, was accused of selling babies to families without children.

He persuaded women who wanted to have abortions to give birth instead, and then sold their babies. NTV did not say how many babies were sold nor at what price.