The attacker tried to talk to a small child in the store, then picked him up and walked away. The boy was rescued by his seven-year-old older brother.
In Britain, a 60-year-old man was sentenced to three years and two months in prison for attempting to steal a child from an Aldi store in Heywood, Greater Manchester, England, writes the Daily Mail.
60-year-old Sergejus Paskevičius, a man of Lithuanian descent living in England, admitted trying to kidnap a three-year-old boy from a store on July 23, 2022, but was prevented by the child’s older brother, who was 7 years old at the time.
Sergejus Paskevičius was arrested in July last year and charged with child abduction. Paskevičius initially pleaded guilty to child abduction, but later withdrew his plea. However, the court sentenced him to three years and two months in prison for attempted kidnapping.
CCTV footage from the store showed the 60-year-old man trying to speak to the small child before picking him up and leaving the store. Luckily, the boy’s older brother came to his aid and grabbed his brother’s leg before the children’s mother could run over and take them out of the store. She said it was every parent’s worst nightmare when she turned her back for a few seconds while a stranger took her son.
The baby’s 7-year-old brother was psychologically traumatized and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Now he is afraid of being alone. According to the child’s mother, her son cannot do normal activities such as going to the park, the circus or the store.
Although the child said in court that Paskevičius might have “wanted a little affection or a hug,” Judge Tina Landale said in sentencing that the kidnapper would have taken the baby from the store without the older brother.
We remind you that in the Poltava region, a six-year-old girl “arranged” her abduction in order to see her teacher. The girl reported that a stranger came up to her on the playground, taped her mouth shut and took her to school.
We also remind you that four children were found alive in the jungles of Colombia, who survived the plane crash and spent 40 days here. They ate fruit and were able to build shelters. The children were severely malnourished, dehydrated and suffered from insect bites.