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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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