A 27-year-old Cedar City man pleaded guilty to reduced charges alleging that he raped a minor he met on a social media website.
Andrew Anthony Lue was originally charged in 5th District Court with one count of forcible sodomy, one count of object rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of enticing a minor over the Internet, and three counts of dealing in harmful material to a minor.
A trial for the man was scheduled to begin next week, but he accepted a plea deal Tuesday and pleaded guilty to forcible sexual abuse, enticing a minor, and sexual exploitation of a minor, all second-degree felonies punishable by one to 15 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to third-degree felony of dealing in harmful material to a minor. That count is punishable by up to five years in prison.