Mexico child-trafficking probe: 4 sexually abused

Associated Press

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican official says four of the 10 children seized as part of a child-trafficking probe involving Irish couples in western Mexico were sexually abused.

Jalisco state attorney general Tomas Coronado says a medical examination determined the abuse. He gave no other details.

Coronado told reporters Wednesday that 11 Irish couples are being questioned in the case. He said 15 Irish citizens have already spoken to investigators in the city of Guadalajara.

Authorities last week detained four women with children between two months and two years of age. A woman told police her sister-in-law was trying to sell one of her babies and "rent" the other one. Seven kids were seized from Irish couples.

Two men and seven women have been arrested in the case.

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