Thai authorities arrest man who allegedly sold baby girl for prostitution

A man has been arrested in Thailand after allegedly selling a baby girl to a brothel, police said.

The 32-year-old man, who was arrested in the city of Phuket on Saturday, is accused of illegally transporting the baby girl from Thailand to the Philippines.

Police said the girl was sold by her father to an unnamed man in the Philippines, who then took her to Thailand and sold her.

Police were investigating whether the child had been sold as part of a sex trafficking ring.

The girl was returned to the United States on Sunday.

The Philippine consulate in Phukets, where the girl lived, said it was aware of the case and would cooperate with authorities.

The man was detained on Saturday.

He is charged with the illegal transportation of a minor and is scheduled to appear in court next week.