A woman who used a fake ID to work as nanny with the intention of stealing her employers’ baby has recently come forward to tell her son that she had actually abducted him as a baby. But the now 27-year-old man does not really care about finding his real parents and the cops are stumped because there were no reports of a missing boy at the time the woman supposedly kidnapped the kid.
In a report on Oddity Central, it was revealed that many years ago, He Xiaopin of Nanchong in southwest China’s Sichuan Province had lost two of her children to infancy. She was told by the village elders that she might never have children of her own but could raise one from another family.
Others would have gone to a foster home or orphanage to legally adopt a baby at this point but Xiaopin had other plans.
Armed with fake IDs, Xiaopin went to the city of Chongqing to work as a nanny. She found a job at a family with a 1-year-old baby boy.
Three days later, Xiaopin stole her employers’ baby and ran back home. She made the child assume her second baby’s identity, naming him as Liu Jinxin. This happened in 1992.
Although she felt remorseful about stealing the boy, she treated the child as her own and raised him well. Not once did she make him feel that he was adopted.
When she had a daughter of her own in 1995, she thought about returning the boy to his parents but balked in fear of getting jailed.
It was not until 26 years later that she confessed to the crime after watching an emotional documentary of an old lady who has not stopped looking for her lost son for 50 years.
Xiaopin finally told Jinxin the truth but the young man didn’t really believe her and just went on to his job at Guangzhou. While her son wasn’t convinced she was telling the truth, the cops have also doubted her story because there had been no reports of a lost boy in Chongqing in 1992.
But Xiaopin insists this was the truth. She said she won’t stop until she finds her previous employers and is now willing to go to jail for her actions; however, she would probably not be jailed even if the real parents were found.
Apparently, according to the 1979 criminal law, while the crime is punishable with a 5-year jail sentence, there is also a 5-year limit for such charges. This means that even if she was found guilty by the court, she wouldn’t serve her sentence.