A woman who gave 80,000 yuan (HK$93,000) to take care of a three-year-old boy in central China after meeting his father online has reported herself to the police, a news website reported. The unnamed woman got to know the boy’s father earlier this month through QQ, a Chinese instant messaging service, after searching online for information about adoption, Huanqiu.com reported. Girl, five, rescued from suspected child traffickers in China The woman met the father and child earlier this month at her home town near Changsha in Hunan province. She gave the man the money, even though he was willing to hand over the boy for nothing. The woman later realised her actions were illegal and contacted the father, intending to adopt the child through legal means. But the father said he had now spent all the cash and threatened to ask for the child back, the report said. The woman then called the police. Human trafficking in Hong Kong: hidden in plain sight The child’s parents got divorced last year and the custody of the boy was granted to the father. He was on the run from the police, suspected of children trafficking, according to the article. The mother was called to the village police station, but had no interest in the boy’s future, the report said. The police investigation is continuing.