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Matthew Thomas Fahey

Suspect to plead guilty in sexual assault, kidnapping of Fairfax newspaper carrier

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OLIVIA -- Matthew Thomas Fahey will admit and takes responsibility for the abduction and sexual assault of a 14-year-old newspaper carrier in Fairfax in Renville County on May 4, his attorney said in the opening arguments of his trial on Monday.


But the 25-year-old defendant is not guilty of the "heinous" elements of those crimes that could greatly lengthen the prison sentence he faces if found guilty, his defense attorney Joseph Parise told the court.

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