The trial of two people accused of kidnapping and then brutally abusing a 14-year-old girl ends in Poznań. The events took place in July 2022 in Poznań. Paulina K. and Alan O. have been in pretrial detention since the day of their arrest. They face up to 15 years in prison.
The case is being handled by the District Court in Poznań. The defendants include Paulina K., the mother of a 13-year-old girl, another participant in the kidnapping and rape, and Alan O., who was 17 years old on the day of the kidnapping.
The motive for the suspects’ actions was an alleged debt for an e-cigarette – PLN 20. – The suspect’s daughter demanded the money back. Additionally, the suspect stated during her explanation that she also wanted to punish the injured girl – and this punishment was – according to the suspect – due to the fact that the injured girl called her a vulgar name – explained prosecutor Łukasz Wawrzyniak, spokesman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań.
According to investigators, Paulina K. was supposed to play an inspiring role in the case. – She organizes everything, she drives the car, she causes the girl to be kidnapped, she is deprived of her freedom and she continues to participate in a rape with particular cruelty, together with the 17-year-old, in concert with the 17-year-old – said the prosecutor.
This 17-year-old was Alan O. The teenager was tried as an adult.
Both face up to 15 years in prison. They have been in pre-trial detention since the day of their arrest.
The court decided to completely exclude the openness of the trial for the good of the injured party.
Paulina K. and Alan O. are to hear the verdict on Monday.
The 14-year-old was kidnapped by her mother
He was the first to report on the girl’s kidnapping case epoznan.pl. July 22, 2022 around 3:30 p.m. A woman came to the Poznań-Północ police station and said that her 14-year-old daughter had been taken away by a BMW car from in front of one of the supermarkets in Winogrady.
The officers immediately started taking action. On the same day, after 5 p.m., the patrol noticed the wanted car near Złotniki near Poznań. – There was this girl, she was freed by the police – Andrzej Borowiak from the Greater Poland police said then.
Five people were detained in connection with the case: an adult woman and four teenagers aged 13 to 17.
Charges and arrest for suspects
The suspects were charged with: abduction and deprivation of liberty, using violence to force a specific behavior, rape with particular cruelty and recording sexual content using a mobile phone.
– Alan O. pleaded guilty in full to committing the crimes charged against him, and Paulina K. – in part – Michał Kurek from the Poznań-Stare Miasto District Prosecutor’s Office said in July after leaving the courtroom.
The court made a decision about three-month arrest for 39-year-old Paulina K. and 17-year-old Alan O.
The suspect will also be charged with driving without a driving license and threats of throwing her into the trunk and beating her up against a minor friend of the victim.
The indictment against Paulina K. and Alan O. was brought to court in early April 2023.
Consequences for teenagers
Separate proceedings were pending against the three remaining minors.
The court decided to apply a corrective measure to Paulina K.’s daughter in the form of placing her in a correctional facility under suspension for a probation period of three years. Additionally, the court decided to apply educational measures to Laura B. in the form of: supervision by a probation officer, an obligation to apologize to the injured party in writing within 30 days from the district court’s decision becoming final, and an obligation to undertake and continue psychological therapy. This ruling is not final and an appeal has been filed by the minor’s defender. The case is to be heard in October by the District Court in Poznań.
On May 8, 2023, the family court decided that the two remaining teenagers who participated in the abduction and brutal abuse of the 14-year-old girl will remain in a correctional facility until they reach the age of majority. At the time of committing the act, the girl was 13 years old and the boy was 14.
The juvenile case was dealt with in secret. The court also refrained from providing oral reasons for the decision.
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