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Quick-Acting Police Locate Kidnapped Teen

Quick-Acting Police Locate Kidnapped Teen

Boston Globe via YellowBrix

September 06, 2010

PEPPERELL, MA – A 13-year-old Pepperell girl is home safe, two days after she was taken to New Hampshire by an 18-year-old Georgetown man, according to Pepperell Police.

Justin Rossi was arrested in Hudson, N.H. this morning. He and the girl left Massachusetts for Nashua in a taxi on Friday afternoon.

According to Pepperell Police Sergeant Alan Lessieur, police put out an automated telephone call reporting the girl missing, which went out to homes in Pepperell and to Nashua residents about 10 miles north.

Sargeant Mike Niven of the Hudson Police said a Pepperell couple that received the phone notification alerted police that Rossi and the missing girl had been seen on Lowell Road in Hudson.

Lessieur said Rossi and the girl were hiding under a bridge that connects Nashua to Hudson when they were found by police this morning.

Niven said Rossi resisted arrest when police tried to take him and the girl into custody.

Rossi faces charges that include kidnapping, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, violation of a protective order, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.

The girl, who was unharmed, was released to the care of her mother.


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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10928 Comments

    Glad the girl is safe; sounds like there are some issues between her and her parents, which I hope they can resolve. Kidnaper needs time( and lots of it ! ) to think about this, preferably while at the Gray Bar Hotel !!!!

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    Yes. I know you're in love, but somehow it's just not in the stars for you too be together. Good job.

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    cops1521

    over 3 years ago

    1000 Comments

    With one of the charges being a violation of an Order of Protection, I am assuming and it's only an assumption, it sounds like the Family got an OP against this guy who took an advantage of a thirteen yr old girl. A girl who is starting to be a typical teen in thinking they know more than their parents. Then unlike the typical child meets an 18 yr old who knows better, but takes advantage of a young girl who thinks she knows what love is and that this guy can't possibly mean any harm and her parents don't know what they are talking about.. Counseling for the family is definitely needed and hopefully the 13 yr old quickly comes to the realization how lucky she actually is.

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Excellent job!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Good prevails over evil!

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    wasimtiger1

    over 3 years ago

    274 Comments

    great job .

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 3 years ago

    16580 Comments

    Amazing job to the officers that found her. Thank you so very much!

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    jp208

    over 3 years ago

    248 Comments

    Great job to all involved!

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10490 Comments

    Glad she was found safe. I'm not going to make a judgement about parenting... just not enough info here. I've seen unruly juveniles who continue their mischief no matter what the parents try to do to control it. You can't watch them 24/7 unless you put them in a jail cell.

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    dolphinblue

    over 3 years ago

    42844 Comments

    Great work!

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    Book_Em_Mandie

    over 3 years ago

    6748 Comments

    Good Job!

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    Twisted_dispatcher

    over 3 years ago

    2160 Comments

    Good Job Officers.

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    Grafton817

    over 3 years ago

    734 Comments

    I'm sure there is more to the story but I don't like that the girl was returned to the mother. It sounds like mom can't control her already and this type of incident is likely to happen again unless something in the girl, mother or household, really changes.

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Great work...

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    this is a great job

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