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Alleged ANF rapist guilty in Canada

September 23, 2010
By LYDIA COTTRELL lcottrell@timesobserver.com
The man accused in an abduction and sexual assault incident that occurred on the Allegheny National Forest in August entered guilty pleas in a Canadian court Wednesday. Mike Beaulieu, 35, formerly of Anson, Maine, pleaded guilty to two firearm charges, two charges under the Canadian Customs Act for illegally crossing the boarder and one controlled substance charge, according to Warren-based state police Trooper Jeff Walters. “The four other charges were dropped by the (Canadian) Crown Prosecutor,” he said. Two additional charges under the Canadian Customs Act and two additional firearm charges were not prosecuted. Beaulieu is scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 27. “They (the prosecution) are seeking the mandatory minimum of three years,” Walters said. “Once sentenced, we’ll start our procedures to get him down into the United States to face charges.” Beaulieu was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on charges stemming from an Aug. 3 incident in which he allegedly kidnapped a female at Kinzua Point and used a handgun to force her to engage in a sexual act after he restrained the victim’s boyfriend. The federal charges include aggravated sexual abuse, kidnapping, using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. After fleeing Pennsylvania, Beaulieu returned to Maine where he entered Canada and was later apprehended near Baker Lac, New Brunswick, Canada. He is currently incarcerated in a Canadian prison.
 
 

 

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