The maniac who tried to kidnap a toddler from the Bronx in broad daylight was held on $ 15,000 bail when arraigned Tuesday night and ordered to stay away from the young victim.
Santiago Salcedo, 27, appeared neglected and remained silent during his appearance in Bronx Criminal Court, which was attended by three members of his family.
He was arraigned Monday for attempted kidnapping for attempting to kidnap Lilianna Repka, 3, as the little girl walked with her grandmother at the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Baisley Avenue in Schuylerville.
Salcedo grabbed Lilianna, wrapped her in a blanket and ran away, police say, but dropped the little girl after being confronted by a Good Samaritan who heard the grandmother’s screams.
Earlier on Tuesday, the girl’s mother, Jana Repka, told the Post in an interview that she wanted the “mad” suspect to get help.
“I want to file a complaint but I don’t want him to go to jail. I want him to get help. The prison is not going to help him, ”the mother said.
On arraignment, Salcedo public defender Angeline Andersen cited Jana when she asked Judge Seth Steed for leniency.
“I ask Your Honor to have the same compassion and understanding for Mr. Salcedo as the complainant’s mother,” said Andersen.
Anderson asked his client to receive “medical treatment and mental health services,” which the judge granted.
When fixing the bond, the judge described the case as “very serious”.
“The accused faces up to 15 years in prison for the alleged kidnapping of the 3-year-old girl,” Steed said.
Salcedo’s family members declined to comment on his case as they left the courthouse.