A man has been sentenced to 16 years in jail for a "vicious and frenzied" attack on a four-year-old boy. Steven Frogg, 52, of Frederick Street, Mansfield stabbed the boy five times on his head with a carving knife and twice on his back, fracturing his skull and slashing his neck to the bone in April 2012.
Frogg then dragged the screaming child down the stairs of his flat and kicked his lifeless body out into the street leaving him bleeding and helpless in the road. A neighbour, Gary Smith, saw the child lying face down on the ground in a pool of blood and called for help. He was commended in court for saving the child's life.
The boy had been visiting Frogg with his father after being invited to his home to play with his kittens. His father asked Frogg to watch the boy while he popped out for a loaf of bread. The court heard Frogg, who had been drinking heavily and was five times over the legal limit for driving, had no history of violence. He was found by police watching children's television in his flat wearing blood-stained clothes.
Ten minutes after the incident, Frogg called the police to say he had been attacked and 'it' was still howling outside. The affects on the child have been devastating. He has visible scars, is now frightened of stairs, he sleepwalks and he suffers from nightmares.