Sex Crimes

Suspect in Virginia college student's abduction due in court on unrelated sex assault charge

  • Jesse Matthew, right, confers with an attorney while appearing in court on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Fairfax, Va.  Matthew, accused of abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student who was found dead last month, pleaded not guilty Friday on an unrelated sexual assault charge. Matthew, 32, is charged with attempted capital murder and other counts stemming from a September 2005 attack on a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax City. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, Pool)

    Jesse Matthew, right, confers with an attorney while appearing in court on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Fairfax, Va. Matthew, accused of abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student who was found dead last month, pleaded not guilty Friday on an unrelated sexual assault charge. Matthew, 32, is charged with attempted capital murder and other counts stemming from a September 2005 attack on a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax City. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jesse Matthew, right, looks toward the gallery while appearing in court on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in Fairfax, Va.  Matthew, accused of abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student who was found dead last month,  pleaded not guilty Friday on an unrelated sexual assault charge. Matthew, 32, is charged with attempted capital murder and other counts stemming from a September 2005 attack on a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax City.   (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, Pool)

    Jesse Matthew, right, looks toward the gallery while appearing in court on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in Fairfax, Va. Matthew, accused of abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student who was found dead last month, pleaded not guilty Friday on an unrelated sexual assault charge. Matthew, 32, is charged with attempted capital murder and other counts stemming from a September 2005 attack on a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax City. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

The man accused of abducting a University of Virginia student is expected to make an appearance in a Fairfax County courtroom on an unrelated sexual assault charge.

Thirty-two-year-old Jesse Matthew is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Friday morning in Fairfax to set a trial date. He is charged in Fairfax with attempted capital murder and other counts in connection with a September 2005 attack on a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax City.

Matthew was arrested and charged in September with abducting 18-year-old Hannah Graham, whose remains were found near Charlottesville after a monthlong search. Authorities said DNA evidence linked him to the 2005 assault in Fairfax as well as the 2009 disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Matthew was transferred to the Fairfax jail ahead of his court appearance.