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Suspect in Violent Philadelphia Abduction Pleads Not Guilty



    Father of Kidnapping Victim Speaks of Daughter's 3-Day Captivity

    Delvin Barnes, the man accused of kidnapping 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither is back in court for a bail hearing. On Wednesday Barnes was arraigned and some of Freeland-Gaither's family was there including her father who gives insight into his daughter's 3-day captivity with Barnes. (Published Friday, Nov. 14, 2014)

    The man accused of violently abducting a Philadelphia woman and holding her hostage for nearly three days mumbled he was not guilty in court Friday during his bail hearing.

    Delvin Barnes, 37, was not granted bail and will be held in custody until his trial.

    The hearing took place at the federal courthouse on Independence Mall where Barnes appeared with his court-appointed public defender.

    Barnes was indicted on Thursday for the Nov. 2 kidnapping of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither.

    The caught-on-video attack showed the suspect grabbing the 22-year-old nursing assistant off a Germantown street and throwing her into a car. Investigators eventually tracked down the man in Maryland, where he was arrested and the victim was found.

    The suspect, whom authorities have described as a "vicious predator," was charged federally a day after his arrest. Authorities in Virginia said Barnes also faces charges for the attempted murder of a 16-year-old girl.