By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -- A 46-year-old Maine resident has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, for transporting a 13-year-old Owensboro girl across state lines to engage in sexual activity.

The U.S. attorney's office says Archie M. Whalen of Hancock County, Maine, was sentenced Monday in Owensboro, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr.

A jury convicted Whalen on July 26, after a three-day trial. Whalen was found guilty of taking the girl in 2009, from her home in Owensboro to Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The girl was found a day after an Amber Alert was issued.

Officials said Whalen met the girl when she and her mother lived briefly in Maine.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 183848591 -
Gray Television, Inc.