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Police: Woman accused of setting man on fire arrested

Written by The Associated Press | May 25, 2015 4:47 AM
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(Mechanicsburg) -- Authorities say they have arrested a woman accused of having tied a man to a bed, doused him with a flammable substance and set him on fire before fleeing in his van.

Twenty-seven-year-old Christina Leach is charged in Cumberland County with aggravated assault, arson and theft.

Police in Silver Spring Township say the man told them that a female friend offered to give him a massage in his home on Saturday but bound him and set him afire.

Investigators said he managed to free himself and jump out of a second-story window. He was flown to Lehigh Valley burn center, where his condition wasn't immediately available.

Court documents don't indicate a defense attorney who could offer comment, and a listed number for Leach couldn't be found.

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