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Ukrainian teacher tried to sell boarding school teen for $10K, official says

By Andrew V. Pestano
Galina Ivanovna, 52, a Ukrainian language and literature teacher, has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell a 13-year-old girl who lived in a boarding school to a buyer who hinted the girl's organs would be removed after purchase, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said. Photo courtesy of Arsen Avakov
Galina Ivanovna, 52, a Ukrainian language and literature teacher, has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell a 13-year-old girl who lived in a boarding school to a buyer who hinted the girl's organs would be removed after purchase, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said. Photo courtesy of Arsen Avakov

KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said a teacher has been arrested for trying to sell a 13-year-old girl who was living at a boarding school for $10,000.

The 52-year-old Ukrainian language and literature teacher -- identified as Galina Ivanovna -- worked as a superintendent for "troubled teens" at a school in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, Avakov said in a Facebook post.

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Avakov said police had been monitoring the teacher for four months. The teacher faces from three to 12 years in prison if found guilty.

"The investigation and the trial ... will be under my constant control," Avakov added. "Thank the police and prosecutors for honest work and for carrying out an operation to suppress the crimes! And let the court will give maximum punishment to suspect!"

Avakov said that the person attempting to buy the girl hinted the girl's organs would be removed. Ivanovna allegedly worked on selling the girl, whom she said came from a broken home, for nearly a year, Avakov added.

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