LOCAL NEWS

Accused Rapist Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Jury Trial Set in District Court

 

By Carlos Padilla

HERALD Editor

A local man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl was in court for his arraignment hearing on Tuesday morning, May 8.

The man, 26-year-old Amos Muncy of Truth or Consequences, entered a plea of not guilty before Seventh Judicial District Judge Ted Kase.

Judge Kase – after conferring with Muncy’s attorney, Steve Kortermeier, and prosecutors from the District Attorney’s Office – set a pretrial conference and plea hearing for Tuesday, June 5, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a jury trial set for Monday, July 9.

Muncy has been charged with four felonies, including first-degree criminal sexual penetration of a minor, two second-degree counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor, and third-degree criminal sexual contact with a minor. If convicted on all four criminal charges, Muncy’s sentence could be incarcerated for up to 54 years in the state prison system.

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