Former Bridgeport woman pleads not guilty in 1987 kidnapping

BRIDGEPORT - Ann Pettway has pleaded not guilty to charges that she kidnapped an infant more than 20 years ago and raised her under a different name in Bridgeport.

The former Bridgeport resident is accused of kidnapping Carlina White from Harlem Hospital in Aug. 1987 when she was just a few weeks old, and raising her as Nejdra Nance in Bridgeport. Nance discovered her true identity last month and has since been reunited with her biological family.

Pettway's lawyer says they're searching for evidence that somebody else kidnapped Nance.

Court documents: Bridgeport woman admits kidnappingOfficer says family connection led to kidnapper's arrestBridgeport kidnapping suspect due in courtFBI: NC mom of kidnapped Bronx baby is held in Conn.Investigators seek woman who raised kidnapped child in Conn.NY kidnapping victim was raised in Bridgeport

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