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What we know about the 9-year-old child left to his own devices and abandoned by his mother in Charente

Tuesday January 16, the Angoulême criminal court sentenced a mother è eighteen months in prison for having abandoned his 9-year-old son.

Smiling, very good student, clean and well behaved, hard to imagine that this boy âg&eac; aged 9 lived alone. His mother was sentenced on Tuesday January 16 by the criminal court of Angouléme   ;agrave; eighteen months in prison, twelve of which were suspended, for "abandonment of a minor compromising his safety", had left him in prison. delivered &agrav; himself in their HLM apartment in Nersac, reports the Charente libre.

For two years, the boy lived on cold canned goods and cakes, and even had a meal. forced to steal tomatoes from a neighbor's balcony. He lived completely independently in this apartment that was not always heated. ;té sad and scary. This child had no way to wash himself with water. hot water!", notedé the prosecutor in charge of the case according to the regional daily. His mother "took him' the corner grocery store where, with the vouchers from the CCAS [Communal Social Action Center], she could buy him cakes or frozen", specifiedé on BFMTV Antoine Beneytou, journalist in charge of  miscellaneous à Charente libre.

The neighbors, who started &agrav; help him by giving him something to eat, ended up notifying the police. The child confirmed' to the judge that he had first lived with his older brother, then alone. At school, no one noticed anything. Since then, the little boy has been taken away. placed in a foster family. Described as "very mature" by one of the educators who met him, the boy, aged now 11 years old, refuses to see her mother. The lawyer for the civil party, Cindy Gaschet, fears "dramatic consequences&quot ;. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116