Pa. Men Plead Guilty In Abduction Of W.Va. Woman

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say two Pennsylvania men have pleaded guilty to kidnapping a developmentally disabled West Virginia woman and sexually assaulting her repeatedly over four days last summer.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld said Tuesday that 38-year-old Jose Jesus Tapia Montes and 44-year-old Elmer Pina Pinto pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Wheeling to taking the victim across state lines with the intention of having sex with her.

Both men are from Washington, Pa.

An FBI agent's affidavit says the 19-year-old, low-functioning victim was taken against her will from her home in Elm Grove, fed from a fast-food restaurant and later returned to Elm Grove, where police found her.

The men were indicted in September.

Both are in federal custody and face as many as 10 years in prison when sentenced.

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