Trial opens for woman accused of kidnapping, assaulting child

08/25/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Philadelphia – The trial of a young woman accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a child taken from Bryant Elementary School last year opened on Monday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Christina Regusters, 21, a former child care worker, is the only person that has been charged in the attack; however, attorneys for the defense suggest there were others involved.

According to witness who testified Monday, the family of the kindergartner did not learn that the child had been kidnapped until hours after her disappearance. According to a prosecutor, the young girl was carried into a home in west Philadelphia, after being stuffed in a laundry bag, and assaulted. She was later deserted on a playground, and found by a man whom she told that she had “been stolen.”

Regusters’ DNA was reportedly found on a t-shirt the child had been wearing.

Thomas Kline, an attorney for the child’s family is quoted in the report as stating, “She is an outstanding, wonderful little youngster, who has sustained just the most terrible, lifelong, devastating injuries, both physical and emotional.”

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Philadelphia Legal News

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