Foster mother who ‘rescued’ orphans from Ukraine ‘let herself be raped by pedophiles and forced the children to eat vomit and put dirty diapers in their mouths’
- A court in Poland heard that Svetlana Plyushko regularly abused the children
- The 53-year-old is said to have sexually abused ten children between the ages of 4 and 16
A foster mother who rescued orphans from war-torn Ukraine faces charges of torture, sexual abuse and making pedophiles pay for raping children in her care.
A court in the Polish city of Poznan has learned that Ukrainian Svetlana Plyushko regularly abused the children, forcing them to put dirty diapers in their mouths and eat vomit.
It also heard that the 53-year-old allegedly sexually assaulted the 10 children aged between 4 and 16 and forced them to use drugs before inviting local pedophiles who paid to abuse them.
Prosecutor Aneta Chamczyńska-Penkala cited an example, telling the court: “Together and in agreement with unidentified men, making it a permanent source of income, she gave a minor to them to force her into sexual intercourse.”
Local journalist Piotr Żytnicki of the respected newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported: ‘They held her by the hair and raped her, while [Svetlana] stood in the doorway with the phone in her hand, counting the time.
A court in the Polish city of Poznan has learned that Ukrainian Svetlana Plyushko (pictured) regularly abused the children, forcing them to put dirty diapers in their mouths and eat vomit
The court also heard that Svetlana Plyushko (pictured) allegedly sexually assaulted the 10 children aged between 4 and 16 and forced them to use drugs before inviting local pedophiles who paid to abuse them.
She counted if 20 minutes had passed. These men probably paid for those 20 minutes. The children said, “Mama didn’t save us.”‘
A child psychiatrist added that when she interviewed the children, they were “scared.” They sat with their hands on their knees, heads down, no eye contact.
They were pale and very emaciated.
“The five-year-old weighed 11 kg. The state of the teeth was bad. I’ve never seen such decay.
“This was not an oversight that happened in a few weeks.”
In the photo: Svetlana Plyushko. Prosecutor Aneta Chamczyńska-Penkala, citing an example, told the court: “Together and in agreement with unidentified men, making it a permanent source of income, she handed over a minor to them to force her to have sexual intercourse ‘
The house of horrors was revealed after the doctor was called to treat one of the children with stomach problems.
The doctor said, “That night she started talking about the violence Svetlana used.
“I’ve never seen a child like that, eyes fixed on one point, tears dripping down her cheeks, and she talked and talked.
“She was pouring out information. She finished one topic and started another.
“The next day more kids started talking.”
Plyushko, who faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty, said she had been running a foster home in Ukraine for 15 years before the Russian invasion.
She added that there had never been any complaints before.
She denied all the charges and told the court, “Maybe I hurt them because I didn’t surround them with love and care.”
The process continues.