Trial opens in case of Philly child’s abduction, assault

A trial is under way for a woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and sexually assaulting her before abandoning her the next day.

Prosecutors insist 21-year-old Christina Regusters acted alone.

However, they say the child was blindfolded during the ordeal and believes a man attacked her. They say that’s what she was told.

The now 7-year-old girl is expected to testify during the two-week trial.

A full courtroom heard details of her 19-hour ordeal in opening statements Monday.

Regusters had searched online for the Muslim clothing she allegedly wore to pose as the girl’s mother at school, prosecutors said. They say Regusters had been suspended from a day care center the child attended.

Regusters doesn’t match descriptions of the school visitor, according to the defense.

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