Suspect in UVA Missing Student Hannah Graham Case Was Also Charged in 2005 D.C. Area Rape

Jesse Matthew Jr. is a suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. (Photo: AP)
Jesse Matthew Jr. is a suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.
(Photo: AP)

Jesse Matthew, the suspect in custody for the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has been indicted by a grand jury on charges related to a 2005 rape.

According to the indictment by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County, Va., Matthew, 32, has been indicted for attempted capital murder, abduction and sexual penetration with an object for sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax, on Sept. 24, 2005.

During a news conference Monday, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh did not elaborate on the charges against Matthew “because it is essential to protect the integrity” of the case.

“There are very few details I can give on the case,” he said.

Morrogh said Fairfax County is asking for a bench warrant Thursday.

“And I expect shortly after that Mr. Matthew will be brought up here,” he said.

A court date has not been set for Matthew in Fairfax.

The death penalty is not available on these charges because the victim is still alive, Morrogh said.

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Source: USA Today | WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C.

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