Salem woman sentenced for 2020 abduction, robbery of Forest man

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SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – A Salem woman that authorities say was connected to a 2020 abduction and robbery of a Forest man has been sentenced.

Michelle Nester, 25, will spend four years in prison after being sentenced to 10 years with all but four suspended.

Nester has been in jail in Amherst County since Sept. 2020 after pleading no contest to the charges.

She will get credit for time served.

Nester was involved in an incident that started in Roanoke County on Sept. 12, 2020, where a man said he was abducted, beaten and robbed at a Roanoke County address.

Nester reportedly met the victim on the dating app Tinder.

After reportedly smoking marijuana together, the victim said he passed out, only to awaken to being beaten up and robbed by about six people – including Nester.

The victim said he was ultimately tied up and taken to his apartment in Bedford County where the group stole electronics and clothing.

Nester is also scheduled for sentencing from another conviction in Roanoke County.

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