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Inside Courtroom 1101, the girl followed her mother to the edge of the jury box Monday. They sat, raised their right hands, and peered at the West Philadelphia woman convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting the 8-year-old girl.

The girl fidgeted with her pink Hello Kitty bag. She wore a glittered black T-shirt. She listened as lawyers chronicled the horrible things Christina Regusters had done to her.

Then, the girl leaned into a microphone, and she was resolute.


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