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Hanover, Mass. (The Weekly Vice) -- Justin Shine, a 26-year-old Hanover man was arrested Saturday after police say the 6-year-old girl he tried to rape escaped captivity and ran to safety.
According to Hanover police, 911 dispatchers received a call from a woman around 1:00 p.m. reporting that her 6-year-old daughter was missing. Police conducted a door to door search of the mother's apartment complex when the little girl was found about a half hour later.
"The young girl was found to be shackled above her ankles and blood was found on her arms and legs," said Plymouth County Dist. Attorney, Timothy Cruz. "She was crying and shaking."
The victim then pointed police to the apartment she had just escaped from. It was there investigators found Justin Shine along with evidence of the alleged rape attempt.
Police took Shine into custody after he put up a fight. He was transported to a local hospital for self-inflicted injuries he received during the struggle.
"It's sick. It's demented," said Shine's former girlfriend. "That poor little girl has to suffer the rest of her life. My kids have to suffer the rest of their lives. I can't go back and live there."
Shine's ex-girlfriend, Holly Hersh, told police she recently kicked him out of her apartment because he was abusing drugs. He apparently broke into the apartment just prior to Saturday's attack.
Shine was booked into jail on charges of kidnapping, attempted rape, assault and battery and resisting arrest. He is scheduled for a formal arraignment on Monday.
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