RUPERT — A felony baby intercourse cost against a former Minico High School athlete has been diminished to a misdemeanor.
Lauriano “Larry” Vega Jr., 18, was originally billed with baby sexual abuse by soliciting a small underneath the age of 16. The cost was amended to misdemeanor injuries to a baby. He also faces a misdemeanor cost of battery, in accordance to courtroom documents.
The adjust sends the case from Minidoka County District Court docket back to magistrate courtroom, in which a adjust of plea and sentencing listening to is set for 1:15 p.m. Sept. 28.
The amended complaint claims Vega sexually abused a 14-12 months-old lady on March 30 by soliciting 3-way intercourse with her and a further juvenile. The complaint stated he rubbed and grabbed the girl’s thighs and grabbed her buttocks.
The complaint stated Vega also dedicated battery against an 18-12 months-old girl on March 27 by forcibly kissing her.
In accordance to courtroom documents, Vega was putting on an ankle watch when he was arrested because of very similar prices that have been pending in juvenile courtroom.
Minidoka County Prosecutor Lance Stevenson stated Vega was convicted on juvenile prices and was dedicated to the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections.
“Based on his dedication, we amended the cost,” Stevenson stated.
Vega intends to plead responsible to equally counts, but technically it is not a plea agreement, he stated.
Juveniles, Stevenson stated, can be dedicated to the juvenile corrections method up to the age of 21.
Throughout a May preliminary listening to in magistrate courtroom, the 14-12 months-old lady testified and stated she worked at a coffee household that Vega frequented several moments during spring break 7 days.
Right after she completed her shift on March 30, she went at the rear of the coffee bar to a fireplace pit with Vega and other folks.
She stated Vega begun rubbing her leg and then “massaging” her upper thigh.
At 1 issue during the night she bought up to depart and Vega grabbed her thigh and buttocks.
A witness stated 1 of the males with Vega that evening explained to the girl’s mother what had occurred to her.
Vega performed soccer and basketball and was the 4A All-Idaho soccer player of the 12 months in 2017.
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