- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 43-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for kidnapping a female Southeast Missouri State University student.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1QMIHyM ) reports that a federal judge in St. Louis sentenced Jeffery M. Lazier on Monday.

Lazier previously pleaded guilty to one felony count of kidnapping and admitted abducting the 22-year-old at knifepoint in May as she sat in her vehicle in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Authorities say the woman was held for more than six hours as Lazier drove into Illinois, repeatedly assaulting her and forcing her to try and get money from banks.

The woman jumped from the car at an off-ramp on Interstate 57 near Effingham, Illinois, and ran for help.

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