Smith due in court for initial appearance on kidnapping charge

Kristen Smith

MADISON (WITI) -- Kristen Smith of Denver is due in federal court in Madison on Friday, February 21st on a kidnapping charge.

Smith is the woman accused of kidnapping Beloit infant Kayden Powell.

The complaint alleges that Smith took Powell from a home in Beloit and took the child across state lines to Iowa. Smith was arrested in Iowa on unrelated charges.

If convicted in the Powell case, Smith could face up to life in prison.

Baby Kayden was found by the West Branch police chief. The child was wrapped in blankets, in a tote bag, outside a gas station in West Branch, Iowa.

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