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Man pleads not guilty to sex crimes against children

MICHAEL MARESH
Nevada Appeal News Service

A 41-year-old Fallon man pleaded not guilty to hundreds of child sex charges in Churchill County District Court.

Daniel DeWayne Green is charged with one count of lewdness with a child under the age of 14, four counts of use of a minor as a subject in the production of pornography, three counts of unlawfully obtaining and using the personal identification of another to harm a person and 265 counts of possession of visual pornography of a person under 16 years of age.

Green also pleaded not guilty to previous charges of failing to register as a sex offender and lewdness with a child at the Tuesday morning hearing.

A subdued Green, when asked by Judge Leon Aberasturi if public defender Paul Drakulich has explained the charges and potential punishments, said “sort of.”

Aberasturi also asked Green if the proceedings were boring and wanted to know if the defendant was going to participate in the process.

“What part do you think I am not participating in. ‘I told you sort of,'” Green said when asked again if the charges against him had been discussed with Drakulich.

Aberasturi detailed the possible punishments for each charge.

On the one count of lewdness with a child and the four counts of use as a minor in the production of pornography, the punishment in each instance is life in prison with the possibility of parole after 10 years.

Obtaining and using the personal identification of another to harm a person carries a prison sentence of one to 20 years, and each of the 265 counts of possession of visual pornography of a person under 16 years of age could result in one to six years in the penitentiary.

Aberasturi said Green may be required to undergo a sexual-review evaluation because of the charges.

Drakulich said it is his intent to file a motion to separate the lewdness case from the pornography charges.

Green also gave up his right to have a trial within the 60-day mandate.

Deputy District Attorney Craig Mingay and Drakulich informed Aberasturi the trial might last more than two weeks.

Aberasturi informed the two attorneys to work out a time and come back to the court and mentioned the time for a two-week trial may not be available until sometime in 2009.




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