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Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, attempting to murder 9-year-old

James Chadwell. (Provided Photo/Tippecanoe County Jail)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — A Lafayette man pleaded guilty on Friday to multiple charges stemming from the April kidnapping of a 9-year-old girl.

According to the Tippecanoe County prosecutor, James Chadwell, 42, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, child molesting, attempted child molesting, kidnapping, criminal confinement, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and strangulation.

On April 19, officers found the missing child locked in Chadwell’s basement. Police say she had visible injuries, including a possible dog bite to her leg.

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