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Wyoming Supreme Court Reverses Incest Conviction

Wyoming Supreme Court Building, Cheyenne (Photo: Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a Fremont County man’s incest conviction.

The court ruled Wednesday that it amounted to double jeopardy to convict the man of sexual abuse of a minor and incest when both charges were based on the same incident involving his stepdaughter.

The man had been sentenced to serve concurrent sentences of up to 40 years on the sexual abuse conviction and up to 15 years on the incest conviction.
The Associated Press is not identifying the man to avoid identifying the victim.

The court opinion states that county prosecutors may ask a district judge to void the man’s original plea agreement and reinstate other charges they had dropped against him.

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