MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for abducting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl delivering newspapers in Fairfax last May.

Matthew Fahey pleaded guilty in January to kidnapping, criminal sexual predatory conduct and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. A second count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct was dismissed.

After a motion was denied to withdraw his plea and request a psychological evaluation, Fahey was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison, with the possibility of parole.

Fahey was then sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for the predatory conduct and kidnapping charge, which will be served concurrently with his sentence of 33 years in prison for the sexual conduct charge.

Fahey will get credit for the 14 months he has already served in prison. He was also ordered to pay restitution from prison wages.

Comments (8)
  1. Jan weighs in says:

    poor dude – he needed to be in Hennepin County system and black …. he’d get 10 days more likely than not. Serve via Huber work release too

  2. Quintin Q says:

    Have to say there be some truth to what you said but they’d get convicted and then cut loose fast be my guess. The system is to full with “minority” types and they send them back out waaaaaay to soon.

  3. Keeping it real in Minnesota says:

    Well, that kind of sentence will curb anymore incidents like that right?……thank your legislators for their hard work….((((((HAHAHAHAHAHAAH))))))…….

  4. Dave Seavy says:

    He gets a chance at parole, but his victim has to serve life with no time off from the effects of what he did to her. Doesn’t seem fair.

  5. Sean says:


  6. Common Man says:

    …which will be served concurrently… why do they do this. It make it like that crime was free! and just for fun! It should have been added on to the end of the other crime. Where is your outrage and calls to Dayton to change the laws?

  7. just sayin says:

    Yeah a life sentence seems a BIT harsh…. I could see 25 years…

    The only reason I see that as harsh, is the black man who kills someone gets off in 17 years…

    So – where is there any balance in that?

    1. Beer Guzzling Redneck says:

      There is no punishment harsh enough. He should be drawn and quartered and set on fire and have no marked grave site. Why is it ok to just be “punished” for a crime like this? He should be forced to surrender his life for a crime such as this. There is no excuse.

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