Man will serve prison time


A man who originally pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges openly admitted in court to having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl.

TJ Luna, 32, Green River, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James a change of plea hearing to six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

During the change of plea hearing, Luna pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. In exchange for his guilty plea, all other charges will be dismissed during a sentencing hearing, which will take place at a later date. Under the plea agreement, Luna will spend 20 to 30 years in the Wyoming State Penitentiary.

According to court documents, on Oct. 5, 2015, a Green River Police officer spoke to a 15-year-old girl who reported that she had been “raped” by Luna.

The girl told officers, Luna raped her a few times over a five-month period.

After the girl was interviewed and Luna was interviewed by a police officer.

Documents state, that at first Luna only admitted to having sexual intercourse with the girl once, but then he later admitted to a total of three times.

Luna also told the officers that is was a mistake and he knew what he was doing was wrong.


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