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Phoenix man gets prison term for taking daughter

PHOENIX — A 33-year-old Phoenix man is going to prison for taking his
young daughter to Mexico.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman said Judge Teresa Sanders on
Tuesday sentenced Brent Anderson to five years in prison for attempted
kidnapping.

The judge also sentenced Anderson to four years of probation for custodial
interference.

Anderson pleaded guilty to both charges on Feb. 13.

Anderson and the toddler’s mother had joint custody of their
daughter but authorities said that Anderson failed to appear at a designated place and time to
return the child to the mother on Feb. 22, 2012.

Mother and daughter were reunited after being separated for
45 days.

Police tracked Anderson and the child to the small Mexican town of Pueblo
Nuevo, north of Mazatlan.

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