- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A 23-year-old woman and her 14-year-old cousin were being held Sunday on charges stemming from the armed kidnapping of a 2-month-old girl.

Broward County sheriff’s spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said Stephanie Augustin is charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and aggravated child abuse in connection with the abduction of Taraji Kemp.

Taraji was found safe Saturday in Orlando, 17 hours after she was taken. The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Augustin on the Florida’s Turnpike. She has an apartment in Orange County and is a cousin of the baby’s mother.

Oglesby says the teen was armed with a gun. He is charged with aggravated assault and armed burglary.

Taraji and her mother were asleep at a Fort Lauderdale home at about 11 p.m. Friday when intruders invaded and took the girl.

It could not be immediately determined Sunday if Augustin has an attorney.

Augustin is being held without bail at the Broward County Jail. The teen is being held by juvenile justice authorities.


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