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PORTLAND The man accused of kidnapping an Oregon City girl in early December was sent to the Oregon State Hospital for a mental evaluation on Feb. 20.

The evaluation comes after the defense for 40-year-old Kelsey McCune said it will use an insanity defense and argue McCune had a mental health defect when he allegedly kidnapped a 13-year-old Oregon City girl.

On Feb. 3, McCune s attorneys said they would use an insanity defense after a doctor concluded McCune didn t know his actions were criminal. Now, the Clackamas County District Attorney s Office is having an independent mental evaluation done on McCune.

Back in early December, authorities thought the teen ran away, but later identified McCune as a suspect in her kidnapping. SWAT teams scoured areas of Clackamas County looking for the pair as a bitter cold snap set in with temperatures falling as low as 10 degrees.

McCune and and the girl were later discovered in a wooded area north of a mobile home park in Oregon City.

McCune is set to stand trial on April 15 where he will face kidnapping, rape and sodomy charges.

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