Bryant Elementary School

(Tom Kline, attorney for the family of Christina Regusters' young victim, walks with the victim's mother outside the Criminal Justice Center following Regusters' conviction.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Kidnap Victim’s Family Presses Lawsuit Against Philadelphia School District

The family of the little girl who was abducted from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class continues to pursue legal action against the Philadelphia school district.

09/12/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Deliberates West Philadelphia Kindergarten Kidnap-Rape Case

The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her kindergarten class by a woman impersonating her mother, then taken to a house and abused in unspeakable ways, causing horrific physical injuries.

09/11/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Defense Presents Closing Argument in West Phila. Kidnap-Rape Case

The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her West Philadelphia school by a woman posing as her mother, then sexually assaulted.

09/10/2014

(A law enforcement official points to surveillance photo of a woman dressed in Muslim garb picking up a kindergarten student who was sexually assaulted a short time later.  File photo)

Aunt Says She Realized Her Niece Was Probably West Philadelphia Kidnapper

The defendant lived with her aunt in West Philadelphia, near the school, at the time of the kidnapping. Christina Regusters is also charged with molesting the abducted kindergartener.

09/05/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Prosecution in Philadelphia Trial Paints Picture of Deceptive Kidnapper

The five-year-old victim, blindfolded during most of her kidnap ordeal, has testified that she was aware of three people: the disguised woman who kidnapped her, a man, and another woman who identified herself as “China.”

09/04/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Phila. Kidnap-Rape Suspect Disrupts Her Trial With Outbursts

Prosecutors presented testimony by an 11-year-old cousin of the defendant who testified Regusters touched her inappropriately years ago, on a couple of occasions.

09/03/2014

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Philadelphia School District Sued Over Girl’s Asthma Death

The family of a girl who died of an asthma attack after attending a public school without a nurse has sued the Philadelphia School District.

09/03/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Judge Tosses Suspect’s Statement Because Phila. Police Failed to ‘Mirandize’ Suspect

Prosecution argued unsuccessfully that the statement should be allowed because Regusters had been given Miranda warnings twice previously.

09/03/2014

(Christina Regusters is accused of donning Muslim garb to impersonate the kidnap  victim's mother.  File photo (credit: Upper Darby Police)

Videotaped Interview Shows Courage Of Upper Darby Girl Kidnapped, Sexually Assaulted

Recounting the horror, the prosecution played a long, videotaped recording of a 5-year-old victim describing her abduction from Bryant Elementary School in Upper Darby, a sexual assault and being found abandoned in a playground.

09/02/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

At Trial, Police Describe Search That Led to Kidnap-Rape Defendant Christina Regusters

Testimony in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged with kidnapping a Philadelphia child from her elementary school and then sexually assualting her focused today on the police investigation that led to the defendant.

08/29/2014

Nelson Mandela Myers, who found a missing girl in Upper Darby. (Credit: CBS3)

Samaritan Who Located Young Phila. Crime Victim in Playground Testifies

Imagine this: you’re walking to work early one winter morning when it’s still dark, and you hear a little voice crying out, “Help! Help! Help!”

08/28/2014

(A law enforcement official points to surveillance photo of a woman dressed in a burka picking up a kindergarten student who was sexually assaulted a short time later.  File photo)

Mother Of Daughter Kidnapped From School Testifies, Jurors Brought To Tears

The mother of a girl kidnapped from her West Philadelphia elementary school and then sexually abused has taken the stand at the trial of the woman accused in the case.

08/27/2014

(A law enforcement official points to surveillance photo of a woman dressed in Muslim garb picking up a kindergarten student who was sexually assaulted a short time later.  File photo)

Family of Five-Year-Old Phila. Kidnap-Rape Victim Testifies at Trial

A nine-year-old brother was cleared to testify after the judge determined he understood right from wrong.

08/26/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Opening Statements To Begin In Trial Of Woman Accused Of Kidnapping, Abusing School Girl In Upper Darby

Opening statements were scheduled for Monday morning in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged with kidnapping a kindergartener from her West Philadelphia school and then sexually abusing her.

08/25/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Trial Begins For Woman Accused Of Kidnapping, Abusing Young Girl In Upper Darby

Jury selection got underway Monday in the trial of a daycare worker charged with brutally, physically and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl kidnapped from Bryant Elementary School in Upper Darby in January of 2013.

08/18/2014

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