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Fahey sentencing for Renville County sexual assault of newspaper carrier is delayed as defendant retains new attorney

OLIVIA -- Matthew Fahey's sentencing for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old newspaper carrier in Fairfax is being postponed until May 27, according to a decision announced Tuesday by the district court in Renville County.

The delay was requested by Matthew Fahey's new, private defense attorney, Richard Lee Swenson of Chaska. The attorney asked for time to review the case and prepare possible motions.

Fahey was scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow, or just prior to the one year anniversary of the May 4, 2010 assault for which he was convicted.

Tom Cherveny

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

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