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Regusters Convicted of Kidnapping, Molesting West Philadelphia Kindergartener

A Philadelphia jury has found Christina Regusters guilty of kidnapping a five-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class, molesting her, then leaving her in an Upper Darby playground.

09/12/2014

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Inside The Regusters Jury Room: ‘Unsettling’ Reactions From Defendant

One juror who helped return the six “guilty” verdicts against kidnapper and child molester Christina Regusters said it was “heartwrenching” to hear testimony from the victim and the victim’s mother.

09/12/2014

(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

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

Prosecution Rests In Kindergarten Kidnapping Case

The prosecution has rested and the defense has begun with a single character witness in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl taken from her West Philadelphia school in January of 2013.

09/09/2014

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

FBI Computer Expert Testifies In Kindergarten Kidnapping Case

An FBI computer expert testified to disturbing evidence found on the computer used under the user names Christina and Guest.

09/09/2014

(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)

DNA Link In Kindergartner Kidnap Case

A Philadelphia Police Department forensic scientist says DNA linked defendant Christina Regusters to clothing worn by a five-year-old kidnap victim.

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

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

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

Jury Hears Police Testimony From Search Of House Where Upper Darby Girl Was Allegedly Held

The jury has now seen crime scene photographs of the house and the bedroom where a 5 year old girl was allegedly taken and abused after she was kidnapped from school last year.

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

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