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Six-year-old girl abducted from father in Kingston found, suspect in custody

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 9:29 AM
Phaedra Martin

The police are reporting that the six-year-old girl abducted in Kingston last week while in the company of her father has been found and a suspect is in custody.

The Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, says Phaedra Martin was found on Saturday.

An official at the CCU told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the suspect turned himself in to the Kingston Central Police with the child.

He was expected to be interviewed by investigators yesterday.

The official says the possible charges to be brought against the suspect could be known later today.

The child was allegedly abducted last Tuesday on Ransford Avenue in Kingston while on her way from school with her father.

Shim-Ron Martin, told our news centre that he was walking with the child when two men, one of whom was armed with a knife, approached him and sought to take Phaedra.

The police say the assailants took the child into a motorcar, which was parked along the roadway with three persons aboard, and fled the scene.

Meanwhile, the child’s mother, Terri-Anne Pedley, had come out publicly rejecting reports that the incident was related to an ongoing custody battle.