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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Man accused of sexual assault claims he's innocent


A man accused of sexual intrusion and hitting the alleged victim in the face claims he is innocent.

Austin W. Pacheco, 24, of Green River, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to first-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault, battery and reckless endangering. The sexual assault charges are felonies, while the battery and reckless endangering charges are misdemeanors.

If Pacheco is found guilty of all four charges he could face a maximum sentence of 65 years in prison, and a year and a half in jail. He could also have to pay a max...

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