Next Time I Think I’ll Take My Chances With The Strangers, Mom

There are a few different ways to teach your six-year-old to be careful around strangers. Getting your buddy from work to kidnap him and tell him he’s going to get sold into sex slavery is definitely not one of them.

According to the St. Louis Dispatch, Denise Kroutil, the boy’s aunt, enlisted the help of Nathan Firoved, 23, whom she worked with at a gas station. Firoved, police say, lured the boy into his pickup truck on his walk home from school this past Monday. He allegedly told the boy he would “never see his mommy again” and that he was going to be “nailed to the wall of a shed.”
As the boy started to cry, Firoved showed him a handgun and told the child if he didn’t stop crying he would hurt him, authorities said.
Firoved continued driving the boy around in his truck, then because he would not stop crying, Firoved bound the boy’s hands and feet with plastic bags and covered his face with an adult-sized jacket so he couldn’t see, police said.
Later, Firoved took the boy — still blindfolded — to the basement of the boy’s home and left him there, authorities said. The boy’s aunt, Kroutil, removed his pants and told him he could be sold into “sex slavery.” She also chastised him because he did not try to resist her. He did not recognize her voice.

After an unspecified amount of time, the poor kid was finally untied and told to go upstairs, where he was given a good old fashioned family talking to about the dangers of strangers.

After he told the story of what had happened to him at school a couple days later, police were called and Aunt Denise, Grandma Rose and creepy Nathan were all charged with felony kidnapping, felonious restraint, and felony abuse and neglect of a child. His mother, Elizabeth Hupp, was charged with felony kidnapping and felony abuse and neglect of a child. The boy, who for obvious reasons was not identified, was placed into protective custody and lots and lots of therapy, I’ll bet.

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