Long list of charges against suspect in Christmas kidnapping

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PHOENIX – The man accused of kidnapping and molesting a 5-year-old girl on Christmas Day faces a long list of criminal charges.

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas filed a criminal complaint against 45-year-old Larry Jon Ladwig. The little girl was reported missing on December 25. Police found Ladwig that evening and took him into custody.

Thomas says, “Our office will work to ensure this suspect is held accountable.”
Ludwig faces the following criminal charges:

-Aggravated assault
-Kidnapping
-Molestation of a child
-Unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle
-Child abuse
-Aggravated assault
-Possession or use of dangerous drugs
-Possession or use of drug paraphernalia