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Missing Ky. girl, 9, found in Georgia

A 9-year-old Johnson County girl who police say was kidnapped by her mother and an aunt late last month has been found in Georgia.

Investigators say Alissa Castle's mother, Pamela D. Castle, and her aunt, Bonnie Blair, took the girl from her legal guardian, Terecia Meade, Jan. 28.

They were arrested in Fannin County, Georgia, Feb. 15.

Castle is charged with kidnapping; Blair is charged with complicity to the kidnapping, said Lt. Thomas Wyatt of the Johnson County sheriff's office.

The women also face several felony charges in Georgia related to "alleged acts occurring when they were taken into custody," according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

Alissa is in the custody of Georgia Family & Children's Services.

Meade, the aunt who has had legal custody of her for several years, was on her way to Georgia Tuesday to be reunited with her.

The sheriff's office had been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as police agencies in Georgia, Mississippi, Texas and Colorado, as part of their investigation.

Castle's brother lives in Calhoun, Ga., Wyatt said.

He said the women had moved into a residence with the girl.

He said Patricia Castle had lost custody of Alissa because of "alleged continued drug use and violent behavior."