Third Arrest in Kidnapping, Sex Assault of Teen

Friday, Jan 31, 2014  |  Updated 4:06 PM EDT
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Third Arrest in Kidnapping, Sex Assault of Teen

Plainfield Police

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Plainfield police have arrested a third person in connection with the kidnapping and gang sex assault of a teenage girl at the Moosup Little League Field.

Police began investigating in October 2012 after the teen told police she had been kidnapped, taken to the Moosup Little League Fields on Lions Drive against her will and several people sexually assaulted her.

Police said James Tyson, 33, Cherelle King, 21, and Muhammed Yakubu, 28, are accused of sexually assaulting the teen.

At 11:34 a.m. on Friday, the United States Marshals Office, State Police, and members of the Plainfield Police Department went to 1097 Plainfield Pike in the Oneco section of Sterling, to serve an arrest warrant for Tyson, 33.

As law enforcement officers entered the home, James broke into a neighboring apartment and tried to escape, but didn’t get far before he was apprehended, police said. 

James has been charged with kidnapping in the first degree, aggravated sexual assault in the first degree and conspiracy to commit aggravated sexual assault in the first degree.

He was held on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned on February 3, 2014.

State Police also charged Tyson with burglary and interfering with police and other charges.

King and Yakubu were previously charged.
 

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