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Accused kidnapper waives extradition


By Ashley Gatz

STURGEON BAY (WAOW) -- The 43 year old man accused of kidnapping a 13 year old, who were later found right here in Wisconsin, appeared in court Monday where he waived his extradition back to Kentucky.

According to the police report, the girl willingly went with Whalen, who's a family friend.

Police say he then manipulated the situation.

Chief Dan Trekla of the Sturgeon Bay Police says "What he did is he exploited the situation. he exploited the circumstances to his distorted and sick advantage."

A nationwide Amber Alert was issued saturday.

Police spotted the suspects vehicle at a hotel in Sturgeon Bay early Sunday.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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