OWENSBORO, Ky. — A 46-year-old Maine resident has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for transporting a 13-year-old Owensboro girl across state lines to engage in sexual activity.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Archie M. Whalen of Hancock County, Maine, was sentenced Monday in Owensboro by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr.

A jury convicted Whalen on July 26 after a three-day trial. Whalen was found guilty of taking the girl in 2009 from her home in Owensboro to Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The girl was found a day after an Amber Alert was issued.

Officials said Whalen met the girl when she and her mother lived briefly in Maine.