Trial rescheduled for Bristol man facing federal kidnapping charges

Posted Aug. 23, 2011, at 12:21 p.m.

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The trial of a Maine man charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Kentucky girl has been rescheduled for Dec. 6.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Goebel in Owensboro reset the trial from September to give a new attorney for Archie M. Whalen of Bristol, Maine, time to prepare, the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reported.

Whalen is charged with driving to Owensboro from Maine to meet with the girl, whom he had known when the girl and her mother lived briefly in Maine in a home shared by the mother’s boyfriend and Whalen.

The girl was reported missing Sept. 26, 2009, and officials in Kentucky issued an Amber Alert.

The two were found in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., a day later. Police say the girl was in the vehicle with Whalen.

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