Reno Man Gets Life for Child Sexual Assault

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A man who lured two boys through the Internet and sexually assaulted one of them has been sentenced in Reno to two life terms in prison.

Jason Paul Hunter, 32, must serve at least 20 years before being eligible for parole under the sentence imposed Wednesday by Senior District Judge Noel Manoukian.

Hunter earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of lewdness with a child.

Hunter's lawyer said his client was caught up in a fantasy when he placed an ad on the Internet site Craig's List, posing as a woman looking to party with young men.

Authorities say the victim's 15-year-old friend in November had e-mailed Hunter, whom he believed was a woman named Maria.

The boy told Hunter he was 18. Hunter, posing as Maria, told him
to bring his friend over to her cousin's apartment where they would
party, authorities said.

Authorities said Hunter provided the boys alcohol and cigarettes to the point they passed out. He then sexually assaulted the 13-year-old, who awoke to the rape.

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