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Woman Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping Charge

September 7, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Windber, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of kidnapping, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Brittany D. Horner, 22, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on July 9, 2011, Horner kidnapped and transported a person across state lines.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Jan. 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of life in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued Horner on bond.

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