FARMINGTON – A Pennsylvania man accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to Rangeley from that state waived extradition Friday to allow Pennsylvania State Police to come get him, a state prosecutor said.

Kyle Bedow, 18, of Grand Valley, Pa., pleaded not guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge of criminal restraint, Assistant District Attorney Claire Andrews said.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office also cited him as being a fugitive from justice.

Bedow’s initial appearance was done by video conference from the Franklin County jail to a judge in Androscoggin County.

Andrews said the court appointed Christopher Berryment as Bedow’s attorney.

Bedow is being held without bail at the Farmington jail, a corrections officer said.


Deputy Sandy Burke arrested Bedow in Rangeley on Wednesday on a warrant from Pennsylvania charging interference with the custody of a child and third degree concealment of the whereabouts of a child, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. previously said.

The girl was reported missing from Grand Valley on Sept. 29. After Bedow’s arrest she was placed in protective custody until her parents drove to Maine to get her.

Charles Brad Stokes and his wife of Oquossoc village learned during a discussion Wednesday that they both had spoken at different times to Bedow and the girl and became suspicious when the couple’s stories didn’t add up, Nichols had said.

They Googled Bedow’s name and found two stories from Pennsylvania that said the girl was missing and was last seen in the company of Bedow. They reported it to Franklin County dispatchers who confirmed the arrest warrants on him.

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