Cases of child abduction are rising at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, most of the victims end up never returning to their parents and families anymore. These kids are used by criminals and human traffickers for their own good. In general, it’s not a good idea to leave kids younger than 10 years old home alone. Every child is different, but at that age, most kids don’t have the maturity and skills to respond to an emergency if they’re alone.

If some of these victims get the chance to return, then these cases are rare. This is why when Chen saw his son in a shopping center months after being kidnapped, he didn’t think twice. He grabbed the boy and alerted the proper authorities. According to his father, 6-year-old Cheng was kidnapped in their own home. The father had to go to work that day, so he left Cheng with his older sister to watch TV by themselves.

However, two hours after the father left, a neighbor went in to check on the kids and found out about the abduction. The older sister reported a stranger going in and taking her brother. Nine months after the abduction, the father saw his son at a shopping mall called Qingxin Town Plaza, he was with three men who the father expected were traffickers. The father did not think twice, he grabbed the boy and alerted the authorities, who arrested the kidnappers.

After recognising the child, he snatched him and called the police from the scene.  Officers quickly arrived to arrest the trio, who were known by their last names – Chen, Li and Ou. The Qingxin People’s Court held a trial and the judge, Zhaoxing, believed Mr Ou had intended to sell children, including Jiafu, to other families. Mr Ou received six-year imprisonment. Ms Li and Mr Chen were given three-year and two-year imprisonment respectively for child abduction, according to the judge.