Riverton Man Sentenced for Attempted Murder

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A 47-year-old Riverton man who acknowledged having sexual contact with and strangling a teenage girl has been sentenced. George William Lucas was sentenced Thursday to 40 years to life in prison for second-degree attempted murder. He also was sentenced to 40 to 50 years for sexual assault, 18 to 20 years for sexual abuse and eight to 10 years for intimidating a witness. The sentences will run concurrently. Prosecutors say Lucas used a belt and choked the victim until she was unconscious and then sexually assaulted her.