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Re: Mother of Daniel arrested as fake abduction revealed!
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2017, 09:24:22 AM »

Madeira: Daniel's mother, missing boy, acquitted

Court has failed to prove the crimes of kidnapping and trafficking in persons. Lídia Freitas was accused of staging the disappearance of her son for the power sells
2017-02-16 14:32

The mother of Daniel, the boy from Madeira who was missing for three days in 2014, was acquitted on Thursday of crimes of kidnapping and trafficking.

The Court of the Central District Court of Madeira was not able to prove the crimes that Lídia Freitas was accused after being suspected of staging the disappearance of her son to be able to sell.

Daniel was found three days later very close to where he had disappeared, in Calheta, safe and sound.
The group presided over by Judge Carla Menezes considered that "no evidence allows to conclude that the events [related to the disappearance of the child] succeeded in the way described in the indictment."

"In the absence of full proof" of the boy's mother's involvement in the disappearance of his son, "the court has no other choice" and decided, "using the legal principle of 'dubious pro reo', acquit" the defendant, the judge said.

The events date back to January 19, 2014, the day Daniel, then 17 months old, was reported missing during a luncheon with his mother's relatives.

The indictment alleges that "sufficient evidence was gathered that it was responsible for the disappearance of the child, with a view to selling it to third parties so that they could adopt it illegally."

According to the prosecution, the woman "generated a plan to sell" the boy to someone who "did not have and wanted to have a child," looking to receive between "30 thousand and 125 thousand euros."
Lídia Freitas has managed to get invited to lunch at the home of relatives living in the Strait of Calheta, considering that due to "the location and isolation, it would be the perfect place" for the 'disappearance' of Daniel.

The child was found three days later, about 1,100 meters from the same house as relatives, by healers (professionals who care for the maintenance of water courses in the island's mountains), in Levada do Nova, in the midst of dry plants.

He had wet clothing, signs of hypothermia, hands with signs of exposure to cold, and feet wrinkled due to moisture.

Daniel's mother was detained on June 23, 2014 and, after being heard by the criminal investigating judge of Funchal, she was subject to a term of identity and residence.

In court, witnesses, including the Inspectors of the Judiciary Police, family members of the defendant and the boy's former partner and father (currently on probation under another case involving suspected child rape) Accused "strange and calm" when the child disappeared.
In the video conference testimony, the boy's father, Carlos Abreu Sousa, said that Lídia Freitas was "a little disappointed" when they received the call informing that the child had been found and said: "It's a lie, it can not be."

Carlos Abreu Sousa admitted to having suspected the former partner's involvement because, among other things, she also refused to join the group that organized the searches.

The trial began on January 12, and the defendant, Lídia Freitas, refused to file a statement in court, which today handed down the sentence, acquittal.


Good news for Lidia & imo the correct decision was reached.
Yes, but is she cleared, or only "pending"?  @)(++(*

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Re: Mother of Daniel arrested as fake abduction revealed!
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2017, 01:07:51 AM »

The Court of the judicial district of wood condemned today the father of the boy who has been missing for three days, in 2014, in Calheta, to seven years and six months in prison for raping a young girl and sexual assault of a child. The defendant Carlos Abreu was sentenced to seven years in prison for the crime of rape of a young woman of 17 years under blackmail and 10 months for the crime of sexual abuse of a child when displaying the genitals to an 11-year-old minor, having the Court applied, in height, seven years and six months in prison. The defendant was even forbidden, after his release, working with kids for ten years, will have your name posted in the database of people who practiced sexual abuse and was sentenced to pay a compensation of 1,500 euros. Carlos Abreu, remanded in custody since August 2016, had been charged with a crime of rape of a young girl of 17 years, occurred in the building of the municipal pools of Calheta, a municipality in the West of the island of Madeira, in may 2016.
According to the indictment, Carlos Abreu worked there under a program of occupation aimed at unemployed and will have committed the crime against a backdrop of blackmail after he surprised the young in close contacts with the boyfriend, threatening to show images to family and school officials. The defendant is also accused of another crime of sexual abuse, which occurred in August 2015, in a land where attracted a girl with 11 years resident in the same complex where she lived with her two children, and has displayed his genitals and asked the child to do the same. The child ran away and the family filed a complaint with the police of Public Security. Due to the sexual nature of the crime and by being involved a minor victim, the collective of judges chaired by Philip Chamber determined that the trial proceed "without publicity" behind closed doors.