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UPDATE: Abducted Teens’ Sister: I Regret Putting Them in Danger

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP): The older sister of two Indianapolis teenagers kidnapped in retaliation for her alleged theft of cash and drugs from one of the abductors says she regrets putting her siblings' lives in danger.

Whitney Blackwell is being held on a drug-related charge at the Marion County Jail.

She tells WTHR-TV she put her “whole family's life in danger'' by stealing from her ex-boyfriend, who was charged Wednesday along with five others in the abductions.

Blackwell tells The Indianapolis Star she stole from him because she needed money to escape with her son from the Detroit man's control.

Authorities say 16-year-old Aaron Blackwell and 13-year-old Emma Blackwell were abducted Monday from their home and taken to Detroit. 

Aaron was freed by Detroit police and Emma was released by her abductors.

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