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Court date postponed in Louisa abduction case

LOUISA — A court appearance for the man charged with abducting a 14-year-old Louisa County girl has been pushed back.

Bruce William Lynch Jr., 34, of Bumpass, is charged with four counts of carnal knowledge of a minor without force and four counts of indecent liberties with a minor in Louisa County Circuit Court, according to court records. He also faces felony abduction charges.

Lynch is accused of abducting a Bumpass teen from her home early on the morning of Oct. 21. She is the daughter of his ex-girlfriend.

The two were not located until Oct. 30, when a tipster notified local law enforcement that someone meeting the description released by police was seen in Caroline County. Police investigated the tip, discovered the vehicle Lynch had been driving and a pursuit ensued.

No one was hurt in the chase, police said.

Lynch originally was scheduled to appear on the carnal knowledge and indecent liberties charges on Tuesday, but the hearing was postponed, according to online court records. An arraignment now is scheduled for Dec. 27.

Mike Hallahan has been assigned as Lynch’s attorney, according to court records. Earlier this month, Hallahan was unsuccessful in a run for the Scottsville District seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

Lynch is being held at the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange.


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