A Wyoming man who earlier pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony, has been sentenced to three years on probation.
John F. Lyberg, 69, Lonetree, Wyo., was originally charged with rape of a child and sodomy on a child. He appeared before 4th District Judge Ray M. Harding for Friday's sentencing.Prior to sentencing, Lyberg's attorney, Ron Yengich, said Adult Probation and Parole's presentence report indicates his client qualifies for probation.
"He cast no blame on anyone other than himself," Yengich said.
Yengich said the victim's family had been contacted and their desire is that the child and Lyberg receive treatment.
Deputy County Attorney Jim Taylor said Lyberg's age, his rural living situation and his willingness to enter into treatment qualifies him for probation.
Before placing Lyberg on probation, Harding stayed a one-to-15-year prison sentence and a 90-day jail sentence. He ordered Lyberg to pay $1,250 in fines and fees and $2,725 in restitution. Lyberg must return June 5, 1992, for a review hearing.