Father Accused of Kidnapping Daughter Arraigned In Court

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The father of a Kentucky toddler who went missing before being found last month in Mexico has pleaded not guilty to federal charges stemming from the case.

The U.S. attorney's office says 30-year-old Miles Thomas Woodside of Frankfort pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of international parental kidnapping and transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines.

Amber Alerts were sounded in three states when 2-year-old Breanna Woodside was not returned to her mother after a visit. The girl was found unharmed days later with her father in Monterrey, Mexico.

A detention hearing is scheduled for Monday to determine whether Woodside will be detained before his trial scheduled for June 9. If convicted, Woodside faces up to 10 years in prison.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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