Pennsylvania Woman Accused of Kidnapping Young Girl
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) The trial started Monday for 21-year-old former child care worker, Christina Regusters, who faces charges of kidnapping and sex assault of a 5-year-old girl.
Regusters, 21, is the lone person charged in the brazen attack, although the defense has said others must be involved. The little girl herself believes she was attacked by a man, because that's what she was told when blindfolded, a prosecutor said.The young girl, now 7-years-old, is expected to testify.
"This is the man your mommy sold you to," the girl was told earlier as she was shown a cellphone photo, according to Assistant District Attorney Erin O'Brien.
The woman who signed the girl out of her classroom had donned a Muslim veil and floor-length khamir to pose as the child's mother at Bryant Elementary School on Jan. 14, 2013.[…]
The girl was stuffed into a laundry bag as she was carried into a west Philadelphia home, where she heard a talking bird, one of several clues that led police to Regusters, O'Brien said. She was sexually assaulted with an unknown object, and later abandoned the next morning on a playground, wearing only a T-shirt, the prosecutor said.