Editor's note: David Zuniga received a pardon and an expungement from the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole on May 4, 2017, for the convictions referred to in this 1988 article.
Utah State University wrestler David Zuniga was sentenced Tuesday to two suspended one-to-15-year prison terms on forcible sexual abuse and burglary charges.
First District Judge VeNoy Christoffersen suspended the prison time on condition Zuniga, 20, serve one year in the Cache County Jail. The judge said he would review the case in six months to determine if Zuniga is eligible for either a substance abuse or sex offender program.Christoffersen sentenced Zuniga to an additional three months in jail for a misdemeanor charge of intoxication.
Zuniga was originally charged with rape and forcible sodomy, both first-degree felonies, but in a plea bargain last month he pleaded guilty to the reduced second-degree felony charges.
He was accused of entering the home of a 20-year-old Logan woman through a window early April 8. The woman testified that she resisted his advances, but Zuniga held her arms behind her.