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Suspect in Virginia student disappearance tied to 2002 rape probe
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:53:57 -0700

By John Clarke (Reuters) - The man arrested in Texas for the abduction of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was the focus of a college rape investigation in 2002 and has a long history of arrests, records revealed on Friday. That revelation came as authorities said they were extraditing Jesse Matthew, 32, to Virginia from Texas on Friday for a court appearance next week in ...

Patrick and Van de Putte clash on education, immigration in debate
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:26:40 -0700

AUSTIN — Lieutenant governor candidates Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte clashed on education Monday in their only scheduled debate, with Patrick defending lawmakers’ deep cuts to schools three years ago while Van de Putte said his tightfisted ways have hurt Texas students.

Suspect in Virginia student disappearance tied to 2002 rape investigation
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:13:08 -0700

The man arrested in Texas for the abduction of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was the focus of a college rape investigation in 2002 and has a long history of arrests, records revealed on Friday.

Hannah Graham suspect was questioned in 2002 rape accusation, will be extradited today
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:32:09 -0700

No charges were filed because the woman didn't want to go forward with the case.

Suspect in UVA student's disappearance returned to Virginia
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:59:59 -0700

By John Clarke (Reuters) - A man arrested in Texas for the abduction of a University of Virginia student was returned to Virginia on Friday to face charges, while newly released records showed he was the focus of a 2002 college rape investigation but was never charged in that case. Jesse Matthew, 32, was flown into Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport under FBI escort shortly before 6 p.m ...

Expert: DNA likely link in missing U.Va. student case
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:51:02 -0700

CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday.

Statue unveiled of man who died in prison for rape he didn't commit
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:43:19 -0700

Even while imprisoned for a rape he didn't commit, Tim Cole never stopped acting like a big brother.

Teacher's rape sentence increased 12,000%
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:05:40 -0700

A Montana teacher who was originally sentenced to serve 31 days after he pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old student was re-sentenced Friday to nearly 10 years in prison, according to a prosecutor in the case.

Texas City Unveils Statue Of Innocent Man Who Died In Prison
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:23:26 -0700

Timothy Cole died in prison in Lubbock, convicted of a rape he didn't commit. The real rapist eventually confessed, but it took years before Cole would be posthumously exonerated.

Montana teacher gets 10 years in 2007 rape case
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:52:00 -0700

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