On Monday 11th of February 2019, the Arad Justice Court in Romania issued the first-instance sentence for two pedophiles aged 44 and 22, and the mother of the abused child aged 50-years-old. They were sentenced to eleven years, nine years and six months, and eight years of imprisonment, respectively. The disturbed trio had abused the 11-year-old child from Zădăreni in multiple instances and was ordered to pay moral reparations of €150,000.
The mother of the abused child
Investigators detained the gang in April 2018 over suspicions of pedophilia. The suspects from Zădăreni and Felnac were apprehended after a brief inquiry among the villagers. Locals confirmed that the mother was benefitting economically from allowing abusers to enter her home. It was also later suspected that the mother had even tried to sell her child over the darknet.
“From the researches made, it was established that between July the 1st, 2016 and April the 1st of 2018, the two men, through physical and psychological constraints, taking advantage of the boy’s inability of expressing his will, repeatedly had sexual intercourse with the minor,” the representatives of the Arad County Police Inspectorate Press Office declared.
Justice Palace in Arad, Romania
Police discovered that the boy was abused since he was ten years old. Now 12 years old, he received psychological counseling and help from the Child Protection Department of Arad. The Romanian Penal Code requires a minimum of seven years for sexually abusing minors. However, due to the aggravating circumstances, the trio received additional prison terms. The sentence is not definitive, but hardly contestable.