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Philadelphia DA Says Public’s Help Still Needed In Child Abduction Case

(Christina Regusters is charged with kidnap and rape in the case.  Phila. PD photo)

(Christina Regusters is charged with kidnap and rape in the case. Phila. PD photo)

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By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The investigation continues into the abduction and brutal assault of a 5-year-old West Philadelphia girl last month. With one woman in custody, police continue to search for other suspects.

Authorities are crediting the 5-year-old girl with supplying information that help lead to the arrest of 19-year-old Christina Regusters, who has been charged with a list of offences including kidnapping and rape of the child. Reguesters preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 6th,

Her attorney says its a case of mistaken identity.

But Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says Reguesters is involved and did not act alone.

“This is a plea to all concerned Philadelphians that may know more about what happened on that tragic day when the 5-year-old was kidnapped from Bryant Elementary School at 60th and Cedar. Other people saw things other people know. If there is anyone who has any information they can call 215-686-TIPS“.

An $80,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.