Monday, April 30, 2012

Dad convicted of unlawful imprisonment in disappearance of 4-month-old daughter (Ludington, Michigan)

Seems dad SEAN PHILLIPS didn't want to pay child support. We've reported on this case before.

Father convicted in Baby Kate case

April 29, 2012  |
Compiled from reports by the Associated Press


A Ludington-area man blamed for the disappearance of his baby daughter was convicted Friday of unlawful imprisonment.

Sean Phillips, 22, faces a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison when sentenced June 5 in what is being called the Baby Kate case.

Katherine Phillips was 4 1/2 months old in June 2011 when she disappeared from the Ludington home of her mother.

Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said authorities still don't know the child's whereabouts. Spaniola alleged that Phillips took the baby because he feared a court-ordered paternity test would confirm that he was the father.

Defense attorney Annette Smedley said Phillips plans to appeal the verdict.