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Panama City Kidnapping Trial Rescheduled

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal judge has rescheduled the trial of a man charged with kidnapping a woman in Florida and taking her to Mississippi before she escaped and went to police.

Authorities say Jacobo Feliciano-Francisco and another man abducted the woman in Panama City Beach, Fla., on June 27 and planned to force her into prostitution in Baton Rouge, La.

Court records say she escaped from a house in Hattiesburg, Miss., that night and went to the police department.

She had been a witness in a prior human trafficking case, which led to convictions in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Feliciano-Francisco, also known as Uriel Castillo-Ochoa, is charged in U.S. District Court in Panama City with five counts, including kidnapping.
He had been scheduled for trial Dec. 9, but it's rescheduled for March 10.


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