Sydney man kidnapped child in attempt to recover gambling debt sentenced to jail
A Gold Coast child was kidnapped to recover a Sydney mans $5.5 million gambling debt, the Southport District Court has heard.
The ABC reports that Zhen Jie Zhang, 55, has been sentenced to seven years jail after admitting he acted irrationally and said he wanted to formally apologise to his young victim, whose head he tied to a chair in 2018.
I want to say Im deeply sorry, Zhang said through an interpreter.
If you feel afraid please forgive me for that your father was acting terribly and owed me a substantial amount of money.
I felt I had no other option.
The boy, who was 12 years old at the time, was snatched from outside his house in May 2018 as he walke…
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