LEXINGTON A Lexington man charged with sexual assault has pleaded guilty to two felony charges in Dawson County District Court.
Jose Castro-Moreno, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted sexual assault and strangulation. He faces up to 20 years in prison on the first charge and up to five years on the second.
Castro-Moreno was accused of assaulting a woman July 13 and stealing a car belonging to the victim’s brother. He also faced a felony charge related to a police chase within Lexington city limits.
His court-appointed attorney, Derek Mitchell, negotiated a reduction of charges that included dismissal of the auto theft and flight charges.
Castro-Moreno has been held in the Dawson County Jail on $10,000 bail since his arrest July 13.
Dawson County District Judge James E. Doyle scheduled sentencing for March 22.
---- World-Herald News Service