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August 18, 2015

15-year-old boy arrested in abduction, beating of 5-year-old girl

A teenage boy was arrested Monday night in connection with the abduction and beating of a 5-year-old girl in North Philadelphia last month, NBC10 reports.

Police said the 15-year-old boy faces several charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, rape, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

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Police responded to the 2600 block of N. Hutchinson St. at 7:57 a.m. on July 28, where they found the child in the backyard with her mother, police said in a press release.

The 29-year-old mother told police that she noticed her daughter was missing when she awoke at 7 a.m. that Tuesday. After unsuccessfully searching inside and in front of the residence, the mother told police she looked out an upstairs window to find her daughter in the backyard.

The child sustained head trauma, facial cuts, contusions and a fracture to her face.

"She's so resilient and she's not letting what happened affect her so negatively to where it stops her life," the girl's mother told NBC10.

The woman said they no longer stay at the house where the incident took place.

The teen, who has not been identified, was processed and taken to 25th District headquarters to be held overnight until he is transferred to the Youth Study Center at 48th and Haverford.

It is not yet known whether he'll be charged as an adult.