- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) - A 65-year-old Cedar City man has been sentenced to three years to life in prison for sexually abusing an underage female.

Judge Keith Barnes ordered the maximum sentence for Duane Lyon on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in November to one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child as part of a plea deal dropping nine other counts.

The St. George Spectrum reports (https://tinyurl.com/js35wzu) several of the victim’s family members testified in support of a merciful sentence for Lyon, who suffers from numerous medical conditions.

Lyon’s attorney, Bryan Jackson, argued earlier that any sentence could quickly become a death sentence because of Lyon’s ailments.

Lyon was arrested in September 2015 after police said he inappropriately touched an underage female “on several occasions” in the summer months of 2015.

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Information from: The Spectrum, https://www.thespectrum.com


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