Police: Man kidnaps girl, 7, throws her off bridge

2017-08-28 22:00
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Worcester - Police in Massachusetts say a 7-year-old girl was kidnapped from her grandparents' home and thrown from a bridge into a lake, but survived.

Police say the girl was taken at around 02:30 on Sunday from the Worcester home by 35-year-old family friend Joshua Hubert.

Investigators say she was put in a car, choked and then thrown into Lake Quinsigamond. 

The girl swam to shore in the town of Shrewsbury and was discovered at about 04:00.

Police say she suffered "visible injuries" that were not life-threatening.

Hubert is charged with kidnapping. A not-guilty plea was entered at his arraignment on Monday. He was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing set for Thursday.

Prosecutors say Hubert could face additional charges.

Hubert's lawyer says he maintains his innocence.

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