A 45-year-old Midvale man has been sentenced to prison for abusing his girlfriend's infant son.
Juan Manuel Duran Jr. was charged in 3rd District Court with attempted aggravated murder and aggravated sexual abuse of a child, both first-degree felonies, along with five counts of second-degree felony child abuse.
Duran pleaded guilty in October to a lesser second-degree felony count of attempted child-abuse homicide, and two counts — one a second-degree felony, the other a third-degree felony — of intentional child abuse resulting in serious injury. In exchange for his pleas, the other counts were dismissed.
On Thursday, Judge Charlene Barlow sentenced Duran to serve up to 20 years at the Utah State Prison.