Mar 28, 2016 5:44 PM

Businessman gets maximum sentence for kidnapping Rochester woman at Dover hotel

DOVER - A Massachusetts businessman got the maximum sentence for kidnapping a Rochester woman at a Dover hotel in September 2013.

READ: Massachusetts businessman convicted of kidnapping woman at Dover hotel

Thomas Minichiello was sentenced to 3½ to 7 years in jail.

Prosecutors say he lured the woman to a Dover hotel in 2013 under the pretense of applying for a job, but held her for more than four hours.

The defense argued the encounter was consensual.

The victim did not claim to be raped but said she was sexually assaulted.


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