Posted August 05, 2018 08:13:51 When your kid has been bought for a million dollars it can be tough to say goodbye.
But the father of a 12-year-old boy in the Sunshine Coast says he is devastated when he learns his son has been “bought” for the amount.
The 12-years-old, who has not been named, has been at the centre of a major child exploitation investigation and police are appealing for help in finding his mother.
The boy was allegedly bought for $2,500, but his mother has been unable to provide him with a place to live.
“He was bought because I don’t think he’s good enough to be an independent citizen,” Mr Jorgensen said.
“Maybe the police know what he’s doing but it’s just a matter of time until I find out what is going on.” “
The case has shocked Queensland and police across the country have been contacted for comment. “
Maybe the police know what he’s doing but it’s just a matter of time until I find out what is going on.”
The case has shocked Queensland and police across the country have been contacted for comment.
“The fact that he [my son] has been taken out of the community to be bought out of my pocket by the Government is not acceptable,” Mr Jensen said.
The investigation was launched in February after a child exploitation hotline was established and more than 100 tips were received.
“What’s troubling is that the community is saying that he was taken out because he’s a criminal and we don’t want to do anything about it,” he said.
The family has since been reunited with their son, who is now enrolled in a local school.
“We’re just devastated, we’ve had nothing but love and support for him, but he’s been taken from us and that’s the saddest thing,” Mr Judd said.
Mr Jensen has also launched a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for his son.
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