Fª Alentejo: seizure, domestic violence and abuse lead couple to be tried.

A couple is on trial for kidnapping, domestic violence and mistreatment of women's children. Judged by Collective Court, risk over 5 years in prison.

A couple living in Ferreira do Alentejo, He went on trial behind closed doors in the Criminal Court of Beja, before a Collective Court, accused of ten crimes of aggravated kidnapping, two domestic violence, and a bad-treatment perpetrated against two minor children of women, which turned out to be institutionalized.

The individual is also charged with two counts of mistreatment of pets.

Sonia S., of 33 year old, and his companion, Paul F., of 29 year old, residents Ferreira d Alentejo, account for assaults committed between June 2015 and October 2017, against the woman's son, now with 15 year old, with punches and kicks, blows with sticks and belts or even to have tied the lowest, carrier Asperger, condition that involves poor communication and socialization.

On several occasions the couple uttered insults against the young man calling him a "poor and mongoloid", having moored, hands and feet, on several occasions, not to leave your room. The young man was also forced to make several civil works in a house that the couple intended to dwell. To prevent colleagues saw the injuries suffered by aggression, the boy was unable to attend school.

Taking advantage of the absence of the accused, the victim ran away from home, addressing the home of a schoolmate, having told his mother this, would present complaint with the GNR of Ferreira do Alentejo.

As for the girl, of 8 year old, He was forced to attack his brother with a belt several times, to the delight of the accused, You had to see the fellow hanged mother's two dogs the couple had received at home. The man's wickedness was such, which forced it to be the guy to put the animal in a bag and throw them in the trash. The two brothers were institutionalized, in August 2017, a welcome center in the Algarve, where still today are.

The defendants are at liberty, by term of identity and residence (TIR), risk a higher penalty to five years in prison, with the prosecutor (MP) that if they were to be sentenced, they are applied as ancillary measures, the prohibition of contact with the victims and inhibiting the exercise of parental responsibilities.

Considering the seriousness of the facts and the psychological damage that minors suffered the MP requested that the defendants be ordered to pay at least 10.000 euros to each of the victims.

Teixeira Correia

(journalist)

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