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Ex-UVa worker sentenced to 8 yrs for abduction try

Wednesday - 8/7/2013, 6:20pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A former University of Virginia dining hall worker has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to abduct and assault a student.

WVIR-TV reports ( ) that Matthew Rene Beaulieu was sentenced Wednesday in Charlottesville Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty in May to abduction with intent to defile.

According to court records, the 27-year-old Beaulieu was coming off a breakup last November when he drove around searching for a woman he could make "feel pain like he feels it." He spotted a 19-year-old woman walking near campus and tried to force her into the back of his SUV, but she escaped after he dropped a pair of handcuffs.


Information from: WVIR-TV,

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