Man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse

Faces 20 years in prison

A Green River man accused of having intercourse with a 14-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to a felony charge.

Marshall L. Mechling Jr., 20, of Jamestown, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to second degree sexual abuse of a minor. If found guilty of the charge, Mechling Jr. could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. A jury trial has been scheduled to take place Oct. 11 at 9 a.m.

According to court documents, on Feb. 29, 2016, a Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Deputy was called to the Sweetwater County Health Nursi...


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