PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin in the trial of a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.
Twenty-one-year-old Christina Regusters is the lone person on trial, though her lawyer and the girl's family believe others were involved.
Police say Regusters wore a Muslim garment and veil to pose as the 5-year-old's mother and told a substitute teacher she was taking the child out to breakfast.
The girl was found partially clothed the next morning on a playground in January 2013.
Defense lawyer W. Fred Harrison Jr. hopes to implicate others in the crime as he questions witnesses during the two-week trial.
The girl's family is suing the city over her significant injuries. She is now 7 and expected to testify next week.