Katherine Phillips (Courtesy: Michigan State Police)
Sean Phillips & attorney Annette Smedley in court, 10/11/11. (Courtesy: Jeff Kiessel/Ludington Daily News)
IONIA, Mich. (WZZM) - The mother of Baby Kate, the child who went missing from Ludington in June of 2011, now wants to marry the child's father.
Sean Phillips is serving time in a prison in Ionia County. He was convicted of unlawful imprisonment of his daughter, Katherine Phillips. Baby Kate was 4 months old when she disappeared. Sean Phillips was sentenced to spend 10 to 15 years in prison.
Phillips is serving his time in a prison in Ionia County.
Ariel Courtland, the mother of Baby Kate, filed an application for a marriage license in Ionia County on Monday, September 10, 2012 according to the Ionia County Clerk's Office.
When WZZM 13 reached Ariel Courtland by phone she said she did not want to talk about the case anymore and that "my personal life is my personal life."
There is still no sign of Baby Kate.