UVa suspect mentioned in 2003 sexual assault

Jesse Matthew, Jr. (Photo: Charlottesville PD)

Jesse Matthew, Jr.
(Photo: Charlottesville PD)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) _ The man charged with abducting a University of Virginia student was mentioned in a police file in connection with a sexual assault at a different university in 2003. Christopher Newport University said in a statement Wednesday that Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was included in a campus police file stemming from an on-campus sexual assault on September 7, 2003. Matthew left school afterward but was never charged with a crime. Matthew was a student at CNU from January 2003 until October 2003. He transferred to the university after three years at Liberty University in Lynchburg. He was on the football team at both schools. Matthew is charged with abducting missing U.Va. student Hannah Graham with intent to defile, or sexually molest, her.

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