Numerous individuals have realised that young children possess a certain level of resourcefulness. As seen by the events that transpired in southwest France, resourcefulness may manifest itself in the most astounding manner.
Everything happened in a Nersac flat where a 9-year-old French child lived with his mother alone. He was not going to give up so quickly, even though she had left him.
He was the only resident of the flat for two years. Even though he occasionally had to go without heat or electricity, he never gave up on trying to live. Taking himself to school was part of this.
The young guy lived alone from the age of nine to eleven. No one, not even the school, noticed that the little youngster was living in this condition. They said he was an excellent student as well.
Even though his neighbours occasionally brought him food, they were unaware that he lived alone. He would subsist on cake and canned goods.
On occasion, he would go to the balcony of a neighbour and pick tomatoes for himself. He frequently went without heat or power, so he had to sleep with three big comforters and wash himself in cold water.
In the meantime, his mother lived in a nearby hamlet just 5 miles away from her son. The 39-year-old woman would occasionally come see him and feed him, but not very frequently.
The boy’s father appears to be totally missing from the little child’s life, as there has been no news regarding him. She made the decision to leave the flat and her child behind after the mother and father were divorced.
The neighbours phoned the authorities after realising the youngster was living alone after several months had gone. “Challenge anyone who would have been able to detect this situation: a clean boy, a good student who was doing his homework,” stated the town mayor.
“I believe that he also constructed it as a kind of shield to protect himself and tell himself that everything is OK.”
She was verbally abusing her son, according to a neighbour, and they could frequently hear her swear.
The mother, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was charged with neglecting her child’s safety and abandoning him.
They used phone data in the courtroom to demonstrate that she was not living with her kid and that he continued to work on his academics by driving himself to school. She refuted the allegations during the investigation, but the neighbours attested to the fact he was living alone.
The mother of the boy was given an 18-month prison sentence and will have to wear an electronic monitoring device for a period of six months. The youngster, who is now a teenager, stated that she has only paid him a visit at his foster home once and that he doesn’t want to hear from her again.