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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Man faces felonies for alleged sex with a minor


A Green River accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl pleaded innocent to several felony charges.

Rhett T. Burge, 20, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arraignment to four felony counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and two felony counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

If found guilty of all six felonies, Burge could face a maximum sentence of 110 years in prison, and a maximum fine of $60,000.

According to court documents, on Nov. 23, 2016, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office received an investigation of allegations repor...

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