Woman who abducted girl from school gets 40 years to life

A former day care worker convicted of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her Philadelphia kindergarten classroom and sexually assaulting her has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

PTI| Updated: Oct 06, 2015, 02:47 AM IST

Philadelphia: A former day care worker convicted of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her Philadelphia kindergarten classroom and sexually assaulting her has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

Prosecutors believe 22-year-old Christina Regusters donned a Muslim dress and veil to impersonate the girl's mother and take her from the public school classroom in January 2013.

Regusters apologized on Monday but said she is not a "monster." She says her only role was taking the child from school and leaving her half-naked the next morning at a playground.

The girl says, "I think what she did to me was wrong, and I think she shouldn't do it to anyone else." The Associated Press doesn't identify victims of sexual abuse.

Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart calls the crime "a horror show."