Suspect in court for allegedly kidnapping Johannesburg toddler

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A suspect has appeared in court over kidnapping a toddler from his home in Cosmo City.
A suspect has appeared in court over kidnapping a toddler from his home in Cosmo City.
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A 36-year-old suspect has appeared in court after allegedly kidnapping a 2-year-old child in Johannesburg.

The boy was allegedly taken from his Cosmo City home last week, police spokesperson Captain Amanda van Wyk said.

"A relentless search led by Honeydew Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit detectives and other role players resulted in the finding of a kidnapped 2-year old boy on Saturday, two days after he was reported missing. According to the mother, her son had allegedly been taken from their home by a known suspect in Cosmo City on Thursday," Van Wyk said.

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The toddler was found unharmed and police facilitated his reunion with his mother.

The suspect appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a charge of kidnapping.

"Members of the public are reminded that there is no waiting period to report a missing child," Van Wyk added.

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