A man who carried out a sustained and violent knife attack on a defenceless four-year-old boy, left briefly in his care, has today been jailed for 16 years.
Steven Frogg, from Mansfield, stabbed and slashed the small child and then threw him out on the street.
He later claimed he believed the boy to be a demon. From Nottingham Crown Court, Gail Mellors reports.
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.
The boy was found lying lifeless in the road in Frederick Street in Mansfield but survived the attack on Easter Monday (2012) after a neighbour called for help.
A man has been warned to expect a "lengthy" jail sentence after he admitted stabbing a young boy in Nottinghamshire.
Steven Frogg, 52, from Mansfield, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to the attempted murder of the four-year-old in April last year.
His victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found seriously injured with stab wounds outside Frogg’s home in Frederick Street.
– Judge Michael Stokes QC
A lengthy custodial sentence is inevitable."
A man has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a four year-old boy in Mansfield in April last year.
Steven Frogg, 52, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court today after changing his plea on what would have been the first day of the trial.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found seriously injured with stab wounds on a street in Mansfield.
Mr. Frogg is expected to be sentenced later this week.