http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007090443,00.html February 27, 2007 TRUSTING nine-year-old Mitja Hofman is pictured sitting smiling on a tram WITH the sex offender suspected of raping and killing him just hours later. The tragic shot, taken by a security camera, outraged Germany and sparked a nation-wide manhunt for paedophile Uwe Kolbig. Mitjas body was found two days later in an allotment hut rented by Kolbig, 42. Police believe Kolbig befriended him on the tram. It was the first time his parents had let the youngster travel home from his school in Leipzig without them. Mitja was last seen alive with jobless Kolbig who was caged for two years for paedophilia in 1998 buying a gooseberry tart from a bakery near the perverts flat.