ERIE, Pa. — A registered sex offender from Maine will spend the rest of his life in prison for kidnapping and raping a woman in a northwestern Pennsylvania national forest two years ago.

A federal judge sentenced Mike Beaulieu to life plus seven years in prison for the August 2010 abduction and sex assault involving a couple in the Allegheny National Forest.

Beaulieu was arrested in Canada after the victims said he accosted them at gunpoint, tied up the man and raped the woman.

The Anson, Maine man pleaded guilty in March in hopes of a lesser sentence. But the Erie Times-News reports the judge called Beaulieu a “violent recidivist who will remain a threat to society until the day he dies.”

Beaulieu’s rap sheet includes a 2005 sex assault conviction.

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