Police release text messages from kidnapping plot

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(WILX) -- Authorities have released text messages, between four people from Southwest Michigan who allegedly planned to kidnap and kill a child from a county fair last summer.

The text messages outline a twisted plan to torture and sexually assault a victim before burning the child alive.

All four individuals were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct.

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