Man Sentenced for Abduction of Wife

Man Sentenced for Abduction of Wife

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- The Layton man accused of kidnapping and raping his estranged wife last year has been sentenced to the maximum possible sentence.

35-year-old Scott Allen Rainford will serve two terms of 15 years to life in prison for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual abuse.

Yesterday, Rainford read a statement professing his love for his children and asking forgiveness for the "rash decision" he made when he abducted his wife.

Rainford kidnapped his wife in April of 2004 from Weber State University, where she was a student.

He then took her to a Kaysville motel, where officers found the woman tied to a bed, naked, beaten and her head wrapped in tape.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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