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RCMP lay charges in alleged abduction of pregnant Saskatchewan girl

MAPLE CREEK, Sask. - Charges have been laid against three people in the alleged abduction of a pregnant girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Saskatchewan this week.

RCMP say two 16-year-old boys from Maple Creek, Sask., have been charged with abduction of a person under 16 years of age, breaking and entering and disguise with intent.

One of them is also charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

A 38-year-old woman also from Maple Creek is charged with abduction of a person under 16 years of age and obstruction of a police officer.

The Youth Criminal Justice Act prohibits naming underage suspects or anyone whose name could identify the youths.

It's alleged the 14-year-old girl — who is eight months pregnant — was forcibly taken from her family's home by her boyfriend on Wednesday night.

Both were brought to police Thursday evening. RCMP say the other teen and the woman were arrested the following night.

The boy and girl in this case had been previously identified in news reports after police issued the alert seeking the girl's safe return. Her identity is also protected under the act unless parents give consent to her being named.

The alert was issued after the girl's family reported a pair of intruders wearing ski masks burst into their home demanding the girl pack some clothes and leave with them.

They told police that one of the culprits, who was wielding a small wooden bat, walked through the home and found the girl in a room.

One of the male suspects remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court Monday. The other teen and the woman have been released and are due in court Feb. 14.


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