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Va. woman indicted on kidnapping charge

Tuesday - 6/14/2011, 8:47pm  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Norfolk woman for kidnapping.

Jaquissa Bryant was also charged Tuesday with making false statements.

According to court documents, Bryant kidnapped a four-month-old boy from Norfolk in April. Records say Bryant misled law enforcement in the investigation by saying the boy had died and she had dumped the body in a trash bin in South Carolina.

Prosecutors say Bryant also said the infant was with a fictitious woman in Chesapeake. Authorities later found the boy in Jackson, Ala. The infant was safe and was later returned to his mother in Norfolk.

If convicted, Bryant faces a minimum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Her court-appointed lawyer did not respond to requests for comment.


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