The Canadian man accused of trying to kidnap a 12-year-old Munising girl last November has been released from the Alger County Jail.
Defense attorney Kathryn Denholm told TV6 Mohamed El Fechtali has been released on a personal recognizance bond. He's on his way back to Canada but has promised to return to face charges. He had been in jail since November 9.
El Fechtali allegedly confessed to the crime during a videotaped police interview, but last week Judge William Carmody granted a defense motion to throw out the confession.
Prosecutor Karen Bahrmen has appealed the ruling. They're now awaiting a ruling from the appeals court.
El Fechtali is charged with attempted kidnapping and enticing a child for immoral purposes. The defense maintains El Fechtali was just asking the girl for directions and offered her a ride home.