VIRGINIA (PIX11) - Jesse Matthew Jr., the prime suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, was charged Monday in the rape of another woman in Fairfax City, Fairfax County prosecutors announced.
The 26-year-old woman was grabbed from behind in September of 2005 while walking home from a Giant supermarket. She was dragged to a wooded area and sexually assaulted, police said.
Matthew has been indicted on charges of attempted capital murder, abduction and sexual penetration with an object.
Forensic evidence has also linked Matthew to the 2009 abduction and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, according to investigators.
In addition, he is the prime suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham.
Graham was last spotted September 24th by surveillance cameras after she left a Charlottesville bar around 2 a.m., with a man, believed to be Matthew, following her.
On Saturday, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced that human remains had been discovered behind an abandoned home in Albermale County, just eight miles from where she disappeared.
A human skull and bones were found in a dry creek bed, police revealed. A black pair of pants similar to those Graham was wearing when she disappeared were found nearby.
A medical examiner is now working to confirm whether or not the remains belong to Graham.AlertMe