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Man charged with taking Owensboro girl indicted

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - A Maine man accused of abducting a 13-year-old Owensboro girl and setting off an Amber Alert has been indicted in federal court.  

The indictment accuses 43-year-old Archie Whalen of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity.

The 13-year-old disappeared last month triggering a nationwide Amber Alert.

Police said they caught up with her and Whalen as he was pulling into a hotel parking lot in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

If convicted, Whalen faces life in prison. He is scheduled to appear in court in Owensboro later this month.

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