Abduction trial of missing baby's dad postponed - WNEM TV 5

Abduction trial of missing baby's dad postponed

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) - The trial of a western Michigan father in the disappearance of his baby daughter has been postponed indefinitely.

Twenty-1-year-old Sean Phillips is jailed on $250,000 bond and was scheduled to go on trial Jan. 17 in Mason County Circuit Court in Ludington. The charges are unlawful imprisonment and parental kidnapping.

The Muskegon Chronicle says county Prosecutor Paul Spaniola announced the postponement Thursday. No new trial date has been set.

Katherine Phillips was 4 1/2 months old when she last was seen June 29, 2011, with Phillips. Katherine lived with her mother Ariel Courtland at an apartment in Ludington, about 80 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.

Sean Phillips is from Victory Township.

Extensive searches haven't turned up the girl.

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