10 Nov 2008

Accused kidnapper still in custody

2:21 pm on 10 November 2008

A man accused of kidnapping a child on the North Shore of Auckland is being held in custody for another month.

Deqiong Deng, 25, also known as Aaron Deng, is charged with abducting Cina Ma, 5, from outside her North Shore home last month with intent to hold her ransom.

The girl was missing for four days before being found in the wardrobe of a vacant house, not far from her family home in the suburb of Harrowglen.

The accused, a former real estate agent, made a brief appearance in North Shore District Court on Monday morning.

He is due to appear in court again next month. A depositions hearing is to be held in May.