Sergejus Paskevicius, 60, from Heywood in Rochdale, was arrested and charged for child abduction in July last year. CCTV footage showed him standing by the bagging area of an Aldi in Heywood before he attempted to talk to a young child at around 5.45pm on July 23, 2022.
In what the boys' mother described as 'every parent's worst nightmare', Paskevicius then picked up the toddler and started to walk away from the store.
Luckily the young brother of the toddler intervened.
Robert Elias, mitigating, said Paskevicius may have 'wanted some affection or a cuddle', the Sun reported.
If that's the best you can do...
He was jailed for three years and two months at Manchester Crown Court (Minshull St).
And a deportation order made? Because if not, why not?