Woman accused of abducting baby, trying to set apartment on fire appears in court

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Desarai Kemp

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2014) – A woman accused of kidnapping a baby and trying to set a building on fire made her first court appearance Monday.

Desarai Kemp appeared before a judge for her initial hearing.

Police said Kemp took the baby from an apartment complex on the northwest side Friday morning. The child was eventually found safe.

Kemp told police she’d recently miscarried and took the baby because she wanted a child of her own.

A trial has been scheduled for February.