Timeline Leading to Arrest of Abduction, Rape Suspect

On Thursday night, 19-year-old Christina Regusters was arrested and charged with the January 14 abduction and rape of a 5-year-old girl. Here are the events that took place from the time the girl was taken by a woman in Muslim garb from the school to the suspect's arrest.

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Christina Regusters, 19, was arrested for the abduction and rape of a 5-year-old girl.

nAround 8: 50 a.m. on January 14, a five-year-old girl was abducted from William C. Byrant Elementary School in Cobbs Creek. Police say a woman dressed in Muslim garb identified herself as the girl's mother "Rashida" and walked out of the school with the girl.
After the assault, the girl was forced to stay underneath the bed until an unknown person came into the room, woke her up, and carried her out of the home and released her on a playground on 69th Street in Upper Darby.
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nnThe girl was discovered the following morning by good samaritan, Nelson Mandela Myers. He heard the girl crying for help and found her hiding near the jungle gym wearing only an oversized T-shirt -- shivering and scared.
On February 6, Investigators surveyed an area just blocks from the school with the victim who recognized the alley on the 6200 block of Walton Avenue near Cedar. It was during that time that the home at 6243 Walton Avenue was identified as a suspect location.
Upon entering the home, cops noticed a large multi-colored parrot in the front room of the property. During the search, police nheard the bird talk several times.
Three people in the home were taken into custody for questioning. One of the three was 19-year-old Christina Regusters. All three denied any involvement and voluntary provided saliva samples for DNA testing.
On February 14, tests confirm that the DNA of Christina Regusters matched the DNA on the T-shirt the victim was wearing at the time she was found.

nThrough the investigation, cops learned that Regusters knew the victim from her job at Little Angels Daycare where the little girl attended an after-school program.
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At 9:40 p.m.
nChristina Regusters was arrested and charged with the abduction and rape of the 5-year-old. The other three suspects were released.
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