Aaron Apatang pleads guilty to enticement of a child

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Aaron Apatang has pleaded guilty to enticement of a child. This is a class 4 felony and could bring a two to a six-year prison sentence.

However, the Apatang defense is looking for a sentence to community corrections.

Community corrections would allow Apatang to continue working, but stay under surveillance. Because of the crime, Apatang would receive, at the minimum, 10 years of probation.

Apatang drove to the Clarion Inn on horizon drive after making contact online with a homeland security agent. This agent was posing as a 13-year-old girl on a social media site, leading Apatang to proposition her for sexual contact.

Before Apatang was arrested by Grand Junction Police, he sent a nude photograph to the homeland security agent he thought was a child.

Apatang and his defense need 60 days for community corrections screening, and will come back to court for his sentencing on February 10th of 2020.

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