Pregnant Ohio Attorney Gets 2 Years Probation for Lying About Kidnapping

A Toledo attorney has received two years' probation and a $300 fine for making up a story about being kidnapped at gunpoint.

Karyn McConnell Hancock spoke briefly at Wednesday's sentencing and apologized to investigators, as well as to her family and friends.

Hancock faced up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine on her guilty plea to making false alarms, a misdemeanor.

The former Toledo city councilwoman was six months pregnant when she disappeared for three days in December.

She turned up outside an amusement park near Atlanta, telling authorities a man with a gun and two others forced her into a van in downtown Toledo. She later recanted.

The baby, a daughter, was born three weeks ago.