Chesapeake man arrested on multiple kidnapping, cruelty charges in connection with child abuse case


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Suffolk Police say they have arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a child abuse investigation that began 15 months ago.

Officials say the investigation began on November 22, 2019, after a now 12-year old girl was observed by school personnel with obvious physical injuries.

Edell Alexsander Young, 30, of Chesapeake, was arrested March 1 on multiple charges including:

  • Abduction and kidnapping (2 counts) — due to the methods used to physically restrain the child
  • Aggravated malicious wounding
  • Abuse and neglect of children (3 counts)
  • Cruelty and injuries to children (3 counts)

Young is currently in the custody of the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Police say Child Protective Services staff assisted in the investigation.

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