A judge sentenced a Casper man to more than two decades behind bars Friday for his guilty pleas to four counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
Jason James Joreski entered Alford pleas in September to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. An Alford plea means the defendant did not admit to the crimes, but the judge, after hearing from prosecutors, agreed that available evidence would lead to a conviction.
Prosecutors initially charged Joreski, 35, with 19 crimes earlier this year. They agreed to drop 15, though, in exchange for his pleas.
On Friday, Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking handed down a 22- to 24-year prison sentence to Joreski.
The Star-Tribune does not identify victims of sex crimes.