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Local man sent to prison for violently abducting ex-girlfriend

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

HOUSTON –  A 24-year-old Conroe man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of kidnapping of a minor victim from Northwest Houston, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Roaim Shams Shaikh pleaded guilty April 19.

Today, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes ordered Shaikh to serve 131 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. At the hearing, the court heard additional evidence that described the trauma this caused the victim.

On Jan. 24, 2021, Shaikh abducted his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend from a vehicle parked in front of a residence and transported her to Panama City, Florida.

At that time, Shaikh assaulted, threatened to kill and violently coerced her to participate in sexual intercourse. He has also made threats to shoot her with a pistol in the past.

Law enforcement soon located Shaikh and the victim at a Microtel Inn and took him into custody.

Shaikh will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The FBI conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Panama City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Peneguy prosecuted the case.

Updated August 15, 2022

Violent Crime