OLIVIA, Minn. (AP) — The Marshall man convicted of abducting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old paper girl could be eligible for parole in nearly 34 years.

A Renville County district judge sentenced 26-year-old Matthew Fahey to the mandatory life in prison Tuesday and set parole eligibility at 33 years, 8 months.

The defense asked that Fahey’s sentencing be delayed citing Fahey’s mental health issues, but the judge disagreed and said there was no evidence to support the argument.

KEYC-TV says Fahey was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution. The victim wrote in a statement to the court that her life has been affected in many ways since she was attacked. She says she never wants to be alone and gets nervous when she sees someone that she perceives is a perpetrator. The teen was delivering newspapers in Fairfax when she was abducted and assaulted.

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Comments (11)
  1. Drunken Dissed Orderly says:

    Death Penalty. There is no excuse for doing this to a person. None. And nothing he can do in life to rectify the situation. He should be asked to forfeit his life.

  2. Tan pup says:

    Parole? Can we blame the liberals who want rehabilitation; or the conservatives who don’t want to pay $89,000 a year in taxes for incarceration? I agree; death penalty. This solves both issues; let the conservatives save the $$ and the liberals can hope that his soul will be rehabilitated.

  3. Marisa Bohar says:

    Parole for life in prison sentence? Since when do you get the chance at parole for A LIFE SENTENCE?!?! When was the last time life in prison actually meant life in prison? Do you have to be a mass murderer to actually get life in prison anymore. BULL! I am so disgusted with the this countries “justice system”. Certainly isn’t justice for the families of the victims or the victims themselves.

  4. Bill says:

    $3000 in restitution? If you get bad food at a restaurant you could get a lot more than that. How does $3000 restore anything ? This sorry example of a human should be put down not sent to prison.

  5. Moonshine7102 says:

    Let me see. Roughly $90k per year for incarceration. One .45 ACP round costs about 25 cents. The choice should be clear.

  6. Randy says:

    I don’t want to sound harsh but shouldn’t they put this guy up at Moose Lake to be rehabbed? Then subsequently released back into society shortly there after to re-offend? I guess I don’t get how judicial judges operate other than wildly and unpredictably.

  7. Not-surprised says:

    Anyone remember Dru Sjodin?
    All the half-wit counselors,lawers and judges thought that slime rodriguez was “re-habilitated” too.
    Took a beautiful vibrant life to find out all our taxpayer supported overly educated administrators may have been wrong.
    Our so called justice system is in serious need of a major overhaul.
    It only serves as a money making scheme for those that can’t make it in the private sector.
    I have no faith in it. Period.

  8. Zanders says:

    Matthew Fahey is the real victom here… we failed him. We need to do what’s best for him now and put him down.

    1. What??? says:

      We failed him???? I am hoping that is a sarcastic comment as it makes no sense. How did we fail the person that raped a little girl? If that was a serious statement you should get 34 years for saying it.

  9. Julie says:

    Just like when a pig gets the taste for blood and needs to be put down, so too do these monsters that prey upon other people.

  10. Drunken Dissed Orderly says:

    Sex offenders and child kidnappers are enemies of the human race, and there is no appropriate effective rehabilitation for their sickness. They are subhuman slime and need to be treated with the heel of a boot, like the cockroaches they are. What is the point of imprisoning them? Why do we as a society feel that sex offenders are people with feelings and needs too?

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