For methodically causing intense physical and mental pain to a minor victim, repeatedly, A 25-year-old mother and her 46-year-old partner are accused of being tried.
A 5-year-old boy was allegedly tortured by his mother and her partner, to punish him for being naughty. The couple was referred to the Mixed Jury Court of Thessaloniki, while the child is now in the hands of a foster family.
A 46-year-old Egyptian man is said to be the natural perpetrator, who after his involvement in another case of illegal immigration of migrants managed to escape and is wanted.. He hit the minor and burned him with a cigarette in front of the eyes of the 25-year-old mother who remained uninvolved, according to the indictment.
The former was prosecuted for "methodically inflicting severe physical and mental pain on a minor victim continuously" for "unlawful domestic violence and threats, repeatedly". The second is accused of "direct synergy in a methodically induced intense physical and mental pain to a minor victim continuously".
According to the indictment, It turned out that the partner was punishing the minor in the attic with the hookahs when he did not obey him while he was also taking off his underwear and threatening to burn his genitals., because she did not obey him. The mother did not react and tolerated the abuse of her child.
The following are mentioned in the referral panel of the Council of Criminal Courts of Thessaloniki: The born of 1995 accused-mother was deprived of a child of a natural family environment . Until their age 17 years, under the supervision of the Thessaloniki Juvenile Prosecutor's Office, were hosted at the juvenile protection institution, under the care of a foster mother.
While still a minor, she became pregnant out of wedlock by an unknown classmate at EPAL where she was studying.. Due to her pregnancy she was housed in an institution for unmarried mothers. The fruit of the above superficial relationship was birth, unidentified boy (unknown father), the 2012.
From the 9th month of the child's life, the accused and her son settled in an apartment owned by a Greek couple which was given to her free of charge . The couple's wife knew the accused many years ago, as he worked as a special educator in the first juvenile protection institution.
Pair (who had two children) connected, the specific chronicle, space closely with the accused, provided her with systematic psychological support and later became the sponsor of her son., actively participated in the development of the child, as by their own actions this was registered from the school year 2016/17 in kindergarten and attended other extracurricular activities (swimming pool, choir).
The 2017, The accused had an affair with her co-accused Egyptian national who was older by 21 years (you were born 1974) and had a family with 5 children in his country of origin. Since then they all lived together, the accused and the 5-year-old, in an apartment, in Sykies, Thessaloniki.
During his studies in the above kindergarten, the school staff noticed a systematic neglect of the little one by his mother.. The child often appeared dirty, he did not have the proper food with him, he stayed at school even after the end of the program because his mother was late or did not come at all to pick him up etc..
In December 2017, The little boy's kindergarten teacher noticed that the 5-year-old had bruises on his legs, which he told her was provoked by his mother's partner biting him.
Yet, he told his teacher that he often hits him when he is not quiet, with the consent of his mother. Similar traces of abuse came to the perception of the godmother of the little one (couple couple ) who repeatedly found cigarette burns on his body, which he photographed from time to time.
Complaint and police investigation
So, The Juvenile Protection Sub-Directorate of the Thessaloniki Security Directorate was informed where the little one testified that: His mother's companion, when he is naughty, he grabs him by the neck with both hands and bangs his head against the wall. He often hits him in the face and thighs with his hands. She has burned him with a cigarette in his hands. This violent behavior is common and unfolds in front of his mother, which remains uninvolved.
In fact, reported that during the Christmas holidays 2017 and New Year 2018 was beaten by the accused with blows to the face and thighs and burns on the hands with a cigarette. The above was confirmed by the forensic examination of the child as signs of abuse were found..
The same time period, the above (the mother and the partner) were arrested in the spontaneous procedure due to their involvement in a trafficking ring of third country nationals without the right to enter the country while he was charged with criminal offenses. At the same time, the judicial authorities ordered the removal of the custody of the minor from the accused and ordered his extradition to his godmother..
In her apology before the investigator, for the abuse case, The defendant denied the charge of complicity in the alleged acts and alleged in principle that the bodily injuries of her child were common to daily minor accidents of children of his age.
Further, reported that the allegation of abuse came from the intention of the couple of his contractors to send her son in order to be given for adoption to their childless friendly couple.
Her co-accused- as a natural perpetrator- did not apologize for fleeing after being prosecuted for smuggling migrants. An arrest warrant is pending against him, while the mother was subject to the restrictive condition of being banned from leaving the country..