Ayla Reynolds’ father invites TV talk show host Nancy Grace to spend a day with him

In this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 photo, Maine State Police Det. Christopher Tupper, left, and Waterville Det. Lincoln Ryder (right) question Justin DiPietro (second from left) after he arrived at his home in Waterville. Police were searching his home and the surrounding neighborhood for his missing 20- month-old daughter Ayla Reynolds.
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In this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 photo, Maine State Police Det. Christopher Tupper, left, and Waterville Det. Lincoln Ryder (right) question Justin DiPietro (second from left) after he arrived at his home in Waterville. Police were searching his home and the surrounding neighborhood for his missing 20- month-old daughter Ayla Reynolds.
Posted Jan. 06, 2012, at 5:18 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2012, at 1:58 p.m.
This undated photo obtained from a facebook page shows missing toddler Ayla Reynolds. Police in Maine are appealing to the public for help in locating the 20-month-old girl.
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This undated photo obtained from a facebook page shows missing toddler Ayla Reynolds. Police in Maine are appealing to the public for help in locating the 20-month-old girl.

WATERVILLE, Maine — The father whose 20-month-old daughter went missing before Christmas in Waterville has some words for TV talk show host Nancy Grace.

Justin DiPietro says he feels like Grace from HLN has kept attention focused on Ayla Reynolds, his missing daughter. But he says her speculation has often focused on him.

He told the Morning Sentinel that he can handle the speculation. Nonetheless, he invited Grace to spend the day with him “to see what I’m going through.”

DiPietro reported Ayla missing from his home in Waterville on Dec. 17. He told police that he last saw her when he put her to bed the night before, and she was gone in the morning. Police have declared her disappearance a crime.

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