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Jenny Lind Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

38-year-old Thomas James Moreno of Jenny Lind has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

According to the Calaveras County District Attorney´s Office, Moreno entered guilty pleas to one felony count of corporal battery causing great injury, and one felony count of forced sodomy.

Judge Duane Martin told Moreno that if he is ever convicted of another felony, he could be imprisoned for the rest of his life. Daniel McConnell prosecuted the case for the District Attorney´s Office, while Brian Chavez-Ochoa represented Moreno.

Moreno was arrested in September of 2006, after he reportedly held a woman against her own will, and assaulted her.

Written by BJ Hansen