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The Cecil County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man deputies say plotted with others to kidnap a 10-year-old boy and hold him for a $300,000 ransom.

Andres Flores, 36, of Elkton has been charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping against a child under 16 and extortion. He is being held on $750,000 bail.

According to the News Journal of Wilmington, Del., deputies said Flores was recruiting people to kidnap the boy, whose family he knew and who he believed had access to a large sum of money.

Flores met with alleged accomplices Wednesday in Elkton to describe his plan. The meeting was monitored by law enforcement officials.

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