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Infant abducted by sex offender father found

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 14:20:36-04

A 7-month-old girl abducted Sunday in Virginia has been found, and her father has been arrested, Danville, Va. police said Tuesday afternoon.

On Monday, an Amber Alert was issued after the girl, Emma Grace Kennedy, was reported missing from Danville, Va., and authorities concentrated their search efforts in that state and North Carolina, eventually finding her and her father, Carl Ray Kennedy, in Randleman, N.C. Emma Kennedy was considered in good health but taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.

She was taken by her father, the 51-year-old Kennedy, at a Kwik Mart convenience store, 4912 Riverside Drive/Route 58 in Danville. Police say he assaulted Emma Kennedy's mother prior to abducting the child.

Carl Ray Kennedy, is a registered sex offender in Asheboro, N.C, stemming from a 2014 conviction of sexual battery, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations Sex Offender Registry.