Sex Crimes

Trial begins for woman charged with abducting girl, 5, from school, sexually assaulting her

This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows 21-year-old Christina Regusters. The trial of Regusters,  charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her, is being delayed amid jury problems. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)

This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows 21-year-old Christina Regusters. The trial of Regusters, charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her, is being delayed amid jury problems. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

A trial is underway for a woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and sexually assaulting her before abandoning her the next day.

Prosecutors insist 21-year-old Christina Regusters acted alone.

However, they say the child was blindfolded during the ordeal and believes a man attacked her. They say that's what she was told.

The now 7-year-old girl is expected to testify during the two-week trial.

A full courtroom heard details of her 19-hour ordeal in opening statements Monday.

Prosecutors say Regusters had searched online for the Muslim clothing she allegedly wore to pose as the girl's mother at school.

They say Regusters had been suspended from a day care center the child attended.

The defense says Regusters doesn't match descriptions of the school visitor.