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Kidnap suspect due in court on Monday

LORAIN — A suspected kidnapper is due back in Lorain Municipal Court at 1 p.m. Monday.

Nicholas Pinero is accused of kidnapping a 19-year-old man on Saturday in a drug-related dispute, according to police Detective Steyven Curry. Curry wouldn’t identify the alleged victim or give further details Thursday, saying it might hamper efforts to make more arrests in the case. Police have refused requests by The Chronicle-Telegram to release Pinero’s arrest report.

Pinero, 19, of the 3700 block of Ada Avenue, pleaded not guilty Monday, according to court records. Pinero was being held Thursday night at the Lorain County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

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