Texas fugitive accused of kidnapping to face trial

CREATED Sep 20, 2011

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SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) -- A fugitive from Texas accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl by deceiving her about his identity has been bound over for trial.

Prosecutors say 18-year-old Xan Boyett met the girl online and had contact with her about a year before she disappeared from her home in Shawano County Aug. 20. A criminal complaint says the girl believed Boyett was a 23-year-old man named Matthew O'Conor.

Police found the two on a bus passing through Sheboygan (sheh-BOY'-gan) the day after the girl disappeared. Authorities say Boyett is a fugitive from a Texas juvenile facility.

The Shawano Leader (http://bit.ly/mT8AUx ) says Boyett remains in jail on $100,000 cash bond. His attorney, Ron Haacke, says there's no evidence the girl was taken against her will.

Information from: Shawano Leader, http://www.shawanoleader.com

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