Police in Hanoi have rescued a 13-month-old boy who was allegedly abducted by his Taiwanese father and his girlfriend from the boy's Vietnamese mother, Dan Tri reported Monday.
Doan Vuong Truong Tien was rescued on Friday, nearly four months after being taken by Wang Ming Chao, 60, from his mother Doan Thi Huong, 41, the online newspaper quoted police as saying.
Two days later, Wang's girlfriend Nguyen Thi Sinh, 34, was arrested on charges of "child abduction."
Police said the boy was found at the house of Sinh's sister Nguyen Thi Ly, 31, in the northern city of Hai Phong.
They said after abducting his son, Wang handed him over to Ly and Sinh so they could raise him before sending him to Taiwan, while the man returned to that country.
He paid the sisters two installments of US$2,000 and also provided them with VND7 million ($332) a month to raise the boy.
According to police, Huong met Wang in 2007 when she was working in Taiwan. She later became pregnant with his child.
In November, 2011, she returned to Vietnam, where she gave birth to Tien.
About one year later, Wang, who was then dating Sinh, another Vietnamese woman he had met in Taiwan, heard about the birth of Wang's son.
On December 23 last year, Wang visited Sinh's hometown of Hai Phong City. Then an acquaintance of Sinh took him to Huong's house, from which he kidnapped Tien.
Police are investigating.
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