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Maniac who tried to abduct NYC toddler held on $15k bail

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The maniac who tried to abduct a Bronx toddler in broad daylight was held on $15,000 bail at his Tuesday evening arraignment and ordered to keep away from the younger sufferer.

Santiago Salcedo, 27, appeared unkempt and stored largely quiet throughout his look at Bronx Criminal Court that was attended by three of his relations.

He was arraigned on an tried abduction cost for allegedly making an attempt to kidnap 3-year-old Lilianna Repka on Monday because the little woman was strolling together with her grandmother on the nook of East Tremont Avenue and Baisley Avenue in Schuylerville.

Salcedo grabbed Lilianna, wrapped her in a blanket and ran off, in accordance to police, however dropped the little woman after he was confronted by an excellent Samaritan who heard the grandmother’s screams.

Earlier Tuesday, the woman’s mom, Jana Repka, instructed The Post in an interview that she needs the “crazy” suspect to get assist.

“I want to press charges but I don’t want him to go to jail. I want him to get help. Jail is not going to help him,” the mom mentioned.

At his arraignment, Salcedo’s public defender, Angeline Andersen, quote Jana when asking Judge Seth Steed for some leniency.

Santiago Salgado tried to abduct a Bronx toddler in broad daylight.
Santiago Salgado tried to abduct a Bronx toddler in broad daylight.
William C. Lopez/NYPOST

“I ask that your honor have that same compassion and understanding for Mr. Salcedo that the complainant’s mother did,” Andersen mentioned.

Anderson requested her shopper obtain “medical treatment and mental health services,” which the decide granted.

When setting bail, the decide described the case as “very serious.”

“The defendant faces up to 15 years in prison for the alleged kidnapping of the 3-year-old girl,” mentioned Steed.

Salcedo’s relations refused to remark on his case when leaving the courthouse.

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