Beautiful photos show mom and her son reunited after kidnapping horror

By YOU
16 January 2017

“I haven’t slept at all this week,” says Simone Cedras (29), whose eight-month-old baby boy is back in her arms after he disappeared a week ago.

He was allegedly kidnapped by a family acquaintance that pretended that she was going to show him to someone in the street.

PHOTO: Gys Visser PHOTO: Gys Visser

Simone, from Kraaifontein in Cape Town, was taking her other child to school in the time that Lucius disappeared.

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Her and her family spent the entire week looking for him and were relieved when investigators brought him to the house late Thursday afternoon.

PHOTO: Gys Visser PHOTO: Gys Visser

“I was so happy to see him,” says Doreen Visagie, Simone’s aunt.

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The alleged kidnapper was taken into custody on Friday morning. Police found Lucius at his parents' neighbours' home after they reacted to a tip-off.

PHOTO: Gys Visser PHOTO: Gys Visser

Simone’s family believe that the kidnapper wanted the child to gain access to a maintenance allowance.

The alleged 31-year-old kidnapper will appear in the Kuils River Magistrate’s Court’s court on Monday.

Lucius and another family member. PHOTO: Gys Visser Lucius and another family member. PHOTO: Gys Visser

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