Trial set for Canadian man who picked up Kan. girl
Published on -9/20/2012, 8:12 AM
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Canadian man who was found earlier this year in Michigan with a 12-year-old Kansas girl he met on the Internet has had his trial delayed.
Stewart Kenneth Cody McGill, of Bewdley, Ontario, had been scheduled for trial next week in U.S. District Court in Wichita on a charge of transporting a minor out of state to have sex.
But a judge on Wednesday granted a defense request for a delay. The trial is now set for Nov. 14.
Authorities say McGill traveled in May to El Dorado (doh-RAY'-doh) to meet the girl. They were found a few days later near Potterville, Mich.
McGill's lawyer said he needed more time to prepare for trial. He also said international issues are delaying the government's recovery of evidence.