Police release details of failed abduction attempts from 2011, including one by the father of a toddler boy kidnapped off the streets of Melbourne
The father of an 11-year-old boy from a Melbourne care home has admitted to kidnapping an 11-year-old boy and trying to flee overseas after he was rescued, police said.
A boy from the home with Down syndrome was kidnapped on his way to his own Christmas party on Valentine’s Day 2012. Police said the boy’s father and sister were on the run for months.
One month later, the boy’s parents were s바카라사이트topped by authorities after an anonymous tip from a family member’s friend that the boy was in trouble.
The father, who is 31, and two female female companions were charged with aggravated kidnapping, child abduction and obstructing a police officer. Police told the man they may have been targeted on Valentine’s Day 2012 when they stole the boy, but it did not prevent his attempt to flee.
The man had previously abducted his six-year-old son, who was also stolen but was found safe when he ran away to the care home in Caulfield.
Officers tracked down a man identified by his surname, Shing H.
They said he was described as 5ft 11in tall with medium dark hair and wore a grey suit jacket and blue jeans.
Speaking to media outside a police headquarters on Friday, Det Insp Nick Wilson said: ‘The man was at home in Caulfield on March 19 last year and had just left his mother’s home when he was involved in a family dispute at Caulfield.
‘It’s believed he contacted his father and tried to escape the home by hiding in an out of door. He was later seen using바카라 his cell phone on the steps leading to the courtyard, however this did not prevent a search and arrest.’
Officers discovered the boy had not been in trouble before his disappearance and he live바카라사이트d at the care home.
‘On Thursday June 13, 2011, the boy was taken to the Care Home by members of his father’s family, as he did not live there, and taken inside their home for their Christmas party,’ Det Insp Wilson said.
The boy and his father returned on Friday. He was placed in a care home and his father later surrendered to police.
‘The father had claimed to be the care worker and a carer for the boy but had refused to give any details, and his statements were consistent with the fact that the child had fallen out with hi