Carl Ray Kennedy pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday on a charge related to the abduction of his estranged daughter last year.

Appearing in U.S. District Court in Danville, Kennedy, 52, pleaded guilty to interstate violation of a protective order.

He is currently serving six years in a Virginia prison for kidnapping Emma Grace Kennedy - who was seven months old at the time - in June 2018.

His sentencing on the federal charges is set for Jan. 7, 2020.

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Avent is a reporter with the Danville Register & Bee. Reach him at (434) 797-7983.

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