The Latest: Canada asks US to detain man for 1987 abduction

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Latest on a Canadian man facing sentencing in the U.S. for abducting his son in 1987 (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

Canadian officials have asked U.S. authorities to continue detaining a man wanted for the 1987 abduction of his toddler son while they prepare a formal extradition request.

U.S. prosecutors in Connecticut disclosed the request in court documents filed Wednesday in the case of Allan Mann Jr., who faces an abduction charge in Toronto.

Mann has been detained in the U.S. for more than a year and faces sentencing Thursday in New Haven, Connecticut, for illegally obtaining American government housing and medical benefits.

Authorities allege Mann kidnapped his son during a court-ordered visitation in Toronto amid a child custody dispute with his wife.

They say he lived on the lam for 31 years before being caught last year in Vernon, Connecticut.

Mann’s son is now in his 30s and was reunited with his mother after his father’s arrest.

5:50 a.m.

A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades faces sentencing in the U.S. for illegally obtaining government benefits.

Allan Mann Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut. He pleaded guilty to making a false statement in August.

Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of up to two years for Mann, while he’s asking for time served so he can return to Toronto to defend himself against an abduction charge.

Authorities allege Mann kidnapped his son during a court-ordered visitation. Authorities found him in Vernon, Connecticut, last year. His son, now in his 30s, has been reunited with his mother since his father’s arrest.

Prosecutors say Mann illegally obtained more than $180,000 in housing and Medicaid benefits.

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