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Trial postponed for man accused of abducting son in 1987

HARTFORD (AP) — A trial has been postponed for a Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in 1987 and disappearing for 31 years before being arrested in Connecticut.

The Hartford Courant reports Allan Mann Jr.'s trial was supposed to start in late April in federal court, but his federal public defender, Ross Thomas, recently asked for a delay until late May to negotiate a plea deal.

Thomas says the government proposed a deal in February.

Mann was indicted on charges he made false statements about his identity in obtaining housing aid and Medicaid services. He was charged with abduction in Toronto, where authorities say he kidnapped his 21-month-old son, Jermaine, during a court-ordered visit.

Mann was arrested in Vernon, Conn., last year.

Jermaine Mann was reunited with his mother after believing she died years ago.

 

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