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Jury finds Ludington man guilty of parental kidnapping

9:56 PM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) -- A western Michigan man who authorities say took his two young children to Florida last year without their mother's permission has been found guilty of parental kidnapping.

The Ludington Daily News reports ( a Mason County Circuit Court jury returned the verdict Friday night against Mark McCallum. He was found guilty on both charges of parental kidnapping, one for each of his two children who he took to Florida while going through a divorce.

McCallum failed to drop off the then-4- and 2-year-old children with their mother in February 2012. They later were found safe in Key West, Fla.

McCallum defended himself during the weeklong trial.  Sentencing is scheduled for April 2.

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