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Man Accused of Kidnapping Norton Girl to Appear in Court

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    The Massachusetts man charged with the alleged kidnapping and assault of a 6-year-old girl Friday night in Brockton, is due to be arraigned.

    (Published Monday, May 29, 2017)

    The Massachusetts man charged with the alleged kidnapping and assault of a 6-year-old girl Friday night in Brockton, is due to be arraigned.

    Avery Howard, 32, of Brockton, was charged with kidnapping and assault and battery after a missing 6-year-old girl was found with him hours earlier.

    The girl, who's name has not been released, disappeared from Norton and was found safe in nearby Easton after a search that lasted several hours.

    According to Norton police, the girl went missing in the area of East Main Street near the Easton line around 12:15 p.m. on Friday.

    Missing Norton Girl Found Safe

    [NECN] Missing Norton, Mass. Girl Found Safe

    A 6-year-old Norton, Massachusetts girl who went missing Friday after last being seen toting a small, pink suitcase was found safe Friday afternoon in a man's car. The man is now in custody.

    (Published Friday, May 26, 2017)

    She was first seen on her own with a small pink suitcase. After, she was spotted in the area of Shaws Supermarket on Depot Street in Easton.

    Norton police later received two tips that a child had gotten into a car with a man in the area of 792 Foundry St. around 11:45 a.m.

    The child's description matched that of the missing girl.

    "We rallied up detectives and officers and began to canvass that area. At approximately 2:45 p.m. as we were canvassing that area, a suspect vehicle came to the area we were [in]," Norton Police Chief Brian Clark said.

    A detective stopped the vehicle, being driven by Howard, and found the missing child in the front seat.

    Police detained Howard and later charged him.

    Norton Police Chief Details Locating Missing 6-Year-Old

    [NECN] Norton Police Chief Details Locating Missing 6-Year-Old

    Norton Police Chief Brian Clark gives details of how detectives located a 6-year-old who was found in the car of a man who had picked her up. The man was detained and is being questioned.

    (Published Friday, May 26, 2017)

    He is due to be arraigned in Taunton District Court.

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