Man to be sentenced for abducting daughter

January 24, 2009 12:27:50 PM PST
A father pleaded not contest on Thursday to abducting his daughter on Christmas Eve of 2007, stealing a friend's boat from a marina in Alameda and sailing south with little experience, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.

Adom Fetter entered no contest pleas to felony charges of child endangerment, child abduction and grand theft, according to the district attorney's office.

During a court-ordered, supervised visitation, Fetter fled with his daughter from Nevada County with $8,000, stole the boat and ran aground in Marina State Beach in Monterey County where they were rescued, officials said.

His sentencing date is scheduled for the Feb. 26, before Judge Larry Hayes, and he will receive four years and eight months of prison time, according to the district attorney's office.