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Woman charged with kidnapping toddler

A Massachusetts baby sitter accused of kidnapping and assaulting a toddler she cared for will be moved from a mental health hospital to a state prison to await trial.

Topsfield resident Abigail Hanna has been held at a Worcester (WUS'-tur) hospital for the past five months.

A Salem Superior Court judge Monday ordered the 21-year-old Hanna to be moved to a women's prison in Framingham after doctors at the Worcester facility said they don't think she needs to stay.

Hanna faces charges including assault and kidnapping. Authorities say she broke into the 2-year-old girl's home and kidnapped her in November. The girl was found miles away in Rowley by a couple who said she was naked and had her head shaved.

A competency hearing is scheduled for May 18.

Hanna's attorney has entered a not-guilty plea for her.