Richmond man on trial in Massachusetts child kidnapping case

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Richmond man is set to go on trial in Massachusetts this week for allegedly enticing a 12 year old girl to run away with him.

Daniel O'Brien was arrested in Littleton in November and faces several charges including attempted kidnapping.

Police say he told investigators that he planned to sexually assault the girl and post nude pictures of her on the internet.

Police say O'Brien met the girl online in a chat room.

Last November, the girl's parents became suspicious when she filled her backpack with extra clothes and money.

Police were able to catch up with O'Brien at the train station.

O'Brien has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His trial is slated to begin tomorrow in Middlesex Superior Court.

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