NBC10.com - Daralene Jones
According to police, in October 2012 officials visited the same house where an abducted 5-year-old girl was allegedly held captive and sexually assaulted. Police confirmed that in October someone from inside the house called to report a rape, but it is unclear whether this incident is related to the child's abduction in January. NBC10's Daralene Jones reports the latest.
As the woman charged in the abduction and rape of a young girl remains behind bars, police now say a rape was previously reported at the suspect’s home.
On Monday, Philadelphia Police went back to the Cobbs Creek home where they believe Christina Regusters, 19, held a five-year-old girl captive and sexually assaulted her. They also revealed to NBC10 they were at that same house last October.
Police say someone inside the home reported that they had been raped. When officers arrived at the house however, no one answered the door. Police officials say there doesn’t appear to be a record that shows officers ever returned to the home to follow up on that case. Police also have not confirmed whether the October case is connected in any way to their current investigation on the 5-year-old girl’s rape and abduction.
Neighbors tell NBC10 Regusters had lived in the home with her aunt for about five months. Family members describe her as a fun loving, playful child. A cousin also told NBC10 that if Regusters is responsible, she doesn’t believe she acted alone.
Regusters’ attorney told NBC10’s Daralene Jones he met with his client on Sunday. The attorney claims Regusters is extremely emotional and wants to get out of jail, where she is being held on a $4 million bond. She was recently transferred to the Northampton County Prison. Regusters is scheduled for a court hearing in two weeks. Philadelphia Police say they are still working on the case with the FBI.