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20-Second Struggle Was Abduction (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s bench trial conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-48 for abduction with intent to defile: Defendant’s 20-second struggle with victim after she repeatedly refused his advances suffices to prove abduction with intent to defile. Defendant had an argument with his girlfriend.  Victim was working alone at 3:30 a.m. in a convenience ...