Man sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for kidnapping

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Carl Ray Kennedy was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, on Tuesday.

In September 2018, he kidnapped his infant daughter, at knife point, in Danville.

According to court records, a protective order put in place in May 2018 banned him from contacting his daughter and her mother.

After kidnapping his daughter in Danville, Kennedy took her to Randolph County, North Carolina where authorities found them.

In 2019, Kennedy was sentenced in Danville Circuit Court for six years. He pleaded guilty to the following charges: the kidnapping of a child by parent, assault & battery of family member, abduct by force/intimidation, abuse child, disregard life, and grand larceny. 

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