April 22, 2018
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Man in Maine’s first Amber Alert case gets 6 years

The Associated Press

ALFRED, Maine — A Maine man who triggered the state’s first Amber Alert is going to prison for six years.

Gary Traynham, of Kennebunk, was sentenced Monday in York County Superior Court for assaulting his former girlfriend and taking off with their 2-year-old daughter to New Hampshire in November 2009. He was convicted in March on charges of aggravated assault and criminal restraint.

According to WMTW-TV, Traynham will be on probation for five years once his sentence is complete.

The 39-year-old Traynham broke into his ex-girlfriend’s Sanford apartment and took off with their daughter, setting off a 30-hour manhunt across three states. Traynham and the girl were found by a hunter the following day on a logging road in Milton, N.H.


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