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Woman charged in school abduction of 5-year-old

Posted on 15 February 2013

Christina_RegustersPolice have charged a 19-year-old West Philadelphia woman in the abduction of a 5-year-old girl from Bryant Elementary School (6001 Cedar Avenue) with rape, kidnapping and related charges.

Police say Christina Regusters was the woman who donned Muslim clothing and a face veil, impersonated the girl’s mother and took her from the school on the morning of  Jan. 14. The girl was found by a passerby hiding on a playground in Upper Darby the following morning. Regusters and three others were picked up at a home yesterday on the 6200 block of Walton Street. The other three people were released, but police say they have not been ruled out as suspects.

Regusters worked at an after-school program that the girl attended, police said. Video surveillance and the young girl’s description of the street and home have been vital in the investigation.

Mike Lyons

10 Comments For This Post

  1. Suzanne Says:

    Wait. The little girl was sexually assaulted?

  2. A Says:

    yes suzanne, the things this horrible scumbag did to the little girl is horrible – http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/abduction-girl-philadelphia-191243971.html

  3. shazoo00oo! Says:

    That explains why she went with her w/o a struggle… she KNEW her from the daycare! Poor thing 🙁

  4. Kim Woodbridge Says:

    I’m so glad they found who did this but was upset when I read the charges – I was afraid the girl had been assaulted but wasn’t sure until today.

  5. carol Says:

    My question is what happened to this young woman that would lead her to do this? It’s not just a violation, it’s preditory. And she worked with other young children.
    We don’t have to wait till we die to see if we’re going to hell, we’re already here…..

  6. taja Says:

    this B!@#& needs to be thrown under the damn jail. That poor baby trusted this crazy winch because she worked at her daycare, Now all parents that have their children at some kind of daycare are scared to death. It’s scary enough as it out here today with the guns and the killings, but to do that to that poor baby, they need somebody to put them paws on them in my little scrappy voice…. My heart and prayers go out to that little girl and her parents….

  7. Mamalade Says:

    I am really disturbed that all the press is printing this information. I thought the names of sexual assault survivors were supposed to stay private? Especially if she is 5! We all know this girl’s name and face, and now the whole world knows what happened to her. That poor, sweet girl.

  8. shazoooo! Says:

    I think it’s because her name was publicized when she was an amber alert, so the information was already known

  9. Mamalade Says:

    That’s what I mean. They aren’t printing her name now but it was already known. Couldn’t they have just said kidnapping and other charges? This isn’t pointed at WPL, but at all the media outlets. They are all saying the same thing.

  10. shazoooo! Says:

    That’s how it is, though. Because if they catch the other guys, they’re going to be charged with rape. I’v seen other articles where the children are victimized as well and it was the same way.

    p.s. I don’t know the girl’s face, but all the same, it’s nothing for her to be ashamed of. Maybe with people knowing what she’s been through, people will be kinder to her






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