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Admission and twist in trial of kidnap, sexual assault of Fairfax teen newspaper carrier

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OLIVIA -- Matthew Thomas Fahey will admit and takes responsibility for the abduction and sexual assault of a 14-year-old newspaper carrier in Fairfax in Renville County on May 4, his attorney said in the opening arguments of his trial on Monday.

But the 25-year-old defendant is not guilty of the "heinous" elements of those cr-imes that could greatly lengthen the prison sentence he faces if found guilty, his defense attorney Joseph Parise told the court.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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