Two Arrested in Home Invasion Kidnapping of 2-Month-Old Baby Girl
An infant who was kidnapped from her Florida home by armed intruders has been found alive and two alleged kidnappers have been arrested,
Taraji Kemp was abducted Friday in Broward County, triggering an Amber alert that remained in place through Saturday afternoon. Authorities on Saturday also issued a photo and car description for a woman they wanted for questioning.
That woman, 23-year-old Stephanie Augustin, was arrested late Saturday when Florida Highway Patrol say they intercepted her en route to South Florida.
Taraji was found in Orlando on Saturday afternoon and taken to a hospital
Also arrested in her kidnapping was Augustin's 14-year-old cousin. In a statement, Broward County officials said the teen was armed with a gun on the night of the abduction.
"Our investigators were able to determine that Augustin executed the home invasion and kidnapping along with her co-defendant," the statement said.
Augustin faces multiple charges, including aggravated child abuse, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed burglary of a dwelling, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and kidnapping.
She is being held without bond at the Broward County Jail.
Her 14-year-old male cousin was also booked last night and is in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The teen is facing two counts: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and armed burglary of a dwelling.