Otavalo, Ecuador: 8 year old boy kidnapped for ransom, found safe in hostel

Posted on August 30, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency

eluniverso.com /(machine translated) OTAVALO, Imbabura. The mother of the kidnapped child was reunited with him in the police units.

Otavalo – Dennis, the 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped last Saturday in Otavalo (Imbabura), reunited with his family yesterday.

The police rescued him and arrested one of the alleged kidnappers.

The little boy enjoyed the last week of his vacation accompanying his mother in a clothing store.

In a matter of seconds he crossed the street to a stationery shop and by 16:00 he would have been kidnapped.

Adriana M., the child’s mother, received a call to ask for $ 15,000 for her son.

“They told me that they would cut a finger off my son, that they would kill him if he did not pay for that,” she recalled.

Carlos Alulema, a police general, explained that the Anti-kidnapping and Extortion Unit (Unase) did an exhaustive job for the rescue of Dennis.


“On Monday at 19:30, taking all security measures and safeguarding the integrity of the child, in an inn in Otavalo was rescued the infant,” the official said.

Dennis shows no signs of violence and yesterday morning he reunited with his family in an office of the Imbabura Police Command.

For the crime of extortion, Brendan Moisés S., 20, was arrested. The young man does not present criminal records and is presumed to have accomplices in this crime, so the investigations continue.

Unofficially it was known that the accused entered the hostel accompanied by a woman and the child, pretending that Dennis was his son. (I)

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