Sex Crimes

Ex-day care worker convicted of abducting girl, 5, from Philadelphia school, assaulting her

FILE--This undated photo file provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows 21-year-old Christina Regusters. Regusters was convicted Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 for the Jan. 2013 abduction of a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)

FILE--This undated photo file provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows 21-year-old Christina Regusters. Regusters was convicted Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 for the Jan. 2013 abduction of a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

A former day care worker has been convicted of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.

Christina Regusters was convicted of all counts Friday, including kidnapping, aggravated assault, and indecent deviate sexual intercourse.

Prosecutors said the 21-year-old donned a Muslim dress and veil to pose as the girl's mother and take her from Bryant Elementary School in January 2013, then posed as three different people to trick the blindfolded child. The girl was found the next morning at a cold, dark playground.

The defense had questioned whether Regusters could have acted alone. But prosecutors said she had viewed child pornography and looked up how to destroy DNA evidence.