A woman met a young girl online and drove her more than 1,000 miles to South Carolina, where she physically assaulted the child.
When FBI agents showed up at Katrina Aliff’s apartment in Greenville, she was only wearing a tank top and the girl was naked in her bed. Aliff is charged with kidnapping, child abuse, and molesting a minor under 12.
Aliff, 23, and the child met on the online app Amino. When the girl’s father found their conversations, he took away the girl’s phone. The two continued to talk on a tablet, and Aliff and the girl made plans for the woman to pick up the child near her home in South Saint Paul and take her back to South Carolina.
Aliff drove more than 1,000 miles and picked the girl up at about 2 a.m. Sept. 7 and the two drove back to Greenville.
As they left South Saint Paul, Aliff, tried to smash her phone by putting it in a cup of coffee so police could not track her location.
When the phone was still working, the girl ”in an effort to assist with the destruction of the cellular telephone stabbed the telephone multiple times with a knife. Upon completion, the cellular telephone was placed back into coffee where it became non-functional.”