A second girl has been removed from Ireland from a Roma family. On Oct. 22, Mail Online reported that police have taken another blonde haired, blue-eyed girl from a gypsy family who is being investigated for child abduction. This child custody case came just days after another little girl named Maria was taken into protective custody after she was found in a Greek Roma camp.
The second child taken by authorities is 7-years-old. "The parents claimed the child was their daughter, but could not produce a satisfactory birth certificate and after two hours documentation provided could not be verified," Mail Online reports.
The girl removed from Ireland's Roma family doesn't look like any of her "siblings" according to neighbors. This information is what tipped authorities off and suggested that the young child might have been abducted. Authorities are going to conduct DNA tests to see whether or not this little girl is a biological child of the family that she was being raised by.
This investigation surrounds the "baby-trade business" that is conducted by gipsies in Europe. People in Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and England have been accused of participating of this illegal ring of child abducting and selling.
The girl removed from Ireland has the second Roma family under investigation. Now that this case has been blown open, several other children might be sought by authorities and DNA testing could help put a stop to this business.
© Effie Orfanides 2013