Sandra Sepulveda from Buenos Aires in Argentina confessed to her husband Sebastian Paz Martinez that she faked her pregnancy and kidnapping after he reported her missing.
This confession comes after the 40-year-old woman visited the local hospital where she was due to give birth via caesarean section when she was allegedly kidnapped on her way to the toilet, while Sebastian took a smoke break.
“She told me she needed to go to the toilet and I said I was going to smoke a cigarette. Then she called me asking for help, saying she was being kidnapped,” Sebastian said.
He then contacted local authorities, fearful that the lives of his wife and unborn child were in danger, according to local reports.
He took it a step further and appeared on local TV pleading with the community to help find her.
The authorities eventually traced the woman’s mobile phone and found her at her aunt’s house in the evening.
The woman reportedly confessed this week that she did this because she was afraid of losing her husband who was still in contact with an ex-partner.
“I didn’t want to lose my husband or what we’ve built together, I never wanted to hurt or disrespect anybody. We are paying a lot for what happened,” Sandra said.
Prosecutor Marcelo Romero has now accused both of them of reporting a false kidnapping and giving false testimony.
“Unfortunately the state spent a lot in the search of a person who was never missing but in a relative’s house,” Romero told local media.
Sources: Magazine Features