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Md. man accused of plotting to kidnap boy

Friday - 8/17/2012, 4:59pm  ET

ELKTON, Md. - The Cecil County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man deputies say plotted with other to kidnap at 10-year-old boy and hold him for a $300,000 ransom.

Thirty-six-year-old Andres Flores of Elkton has been charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping against a child under 16 and extortion. He is being held on $750,000 bail.

According to the News Journal of Wilmington, Del., ( http://delonline.us/TKe8t6) deputies said Flores was recruiting people to kidnap the boy, whose family he knew and who believed had access to a large sum of money.

Flores met with alleged accomplices Wednesday in Elkton to describe his plan. The meeting was monitored by law enforcement officials.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com


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