DETROIT -

A Morenci man whose three sons have been missing since November pleaded not guilty Thursday to child kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges.

John Skelton filed written not guilty letters at a Lenawee County circuit court.

The boys have been missing since Thanksgiving Day.

Skelton and his wife, Tanya Skelton, are also in the middle of a divorce case.

John Skelton is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 16.

He is jailed under a $90-milllion bond.

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